Chalk Hill Shiraz 2011 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

2011 was a mild vintage and produced shiraz with bright red fruits and savoury spice notes. Natural acids were high which resulted in wines with a freshness and vibrant feel to them.

The wine is gently handled throughout the winemaking process to ensure that the natural fruit and vineyard characters dominate. Matured in a combination of new and 2/3rd use fine grained French oak for up to 15 months.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Once again McLaren Vale proves that the 2011 season wasn’t so bad after all.

This is spicy and cool but it has plenty of oomph too. Indeed it boasts a core of sweet, ripe (you’d almost call it ‘plush’) blackberried fruit flavour. It’s reductive too, adding notes of gunsmoke and burnt rubber. It tastes better than it sounds. Dark cherries. Pepper. There’s lots going on here. It’s good drinking and good value.

Rating 91 - Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front Monthly

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Purple-red.

Aroma

Lifted red berry fruit with savoury spice, roasted nuts and french vanilla notes.

Palate

Vibrant red berry fruits burst onto the palate with spicy plums. Fine savoury tannins linger on the palate with chocolate and vanilla notes.

Cellaring Potential

Will reward careful cellaring for 5-7 years.

Food Matching

Soft cheese, Lamb shanks with risotto.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

5 Star rated winery with James Halliday's Wine Companion.

Chalk Hill is a family owned wine company dedicated to making small batch, hand crafted wines of distinction.

The Harvey family grape growing heritage goes back six generations in South Australia, and we now have six vineyards spread across the beautiful McLaren Vale wine region. Our home vineyard was first planted in 1897 and these century old vines still bear fruit today.

The grapes in Chalk Hill wines are primarily sourced from six family-owned vineyards in the McLaren Vale district, 40 kilometres south of Adelaide in South Australia. McLaren Vale's Mediterranean type climate of cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers provides perfect growing conditions for premium grapes.Each Vineyard has a different soil type and topography, providing unique growing environments for the grapes. We take these unique factors and combine them with expert viticultural management to produce grapes of distinct character and appeal that make our wines so sought after.

It is our family commitment to make wines that reveal the unique place that is McLaren Vale, and to show our efforts from the vineyard to the bottle. To us, wine is more than just a drink, it is a reflection of our place and our life.

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