Chris Hill Small Batch Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL) SA

Description:

This is the first release from my Small Batch project. A unique series of handcrafted wines. Initially aged for six months in new French oak, this wine was racked into three hogsheads and cellared for over five years before bottling. The extend aging process increases complexity as the acids and tannins develop softness and flavour with the gentle uptake of oxygen. It’s now a very sophisticated, mature Shiraz with refined bouquet and luxurious flavours.

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Chris Hill Small Batch Series McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015 (12 x 750mL) SA

Lot No: 0017-2496638 Quantity: 1
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08/05/2021 1.20 PM AEST

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This is the first release from my Small Batch project. A unique series of handcrafted wines. Initially aged for six months in new French oak, this wine was racked into three hogsheads and cellared for over five years before bottling. The extend aging process increases complexity as the acids and tannins develop softness and flavour with the gentle uptake of oxygen. It’s now a very sophisticated, mature Shiraz with refined bouquet and luxurious flavours.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

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Colour

The colour is deep burgundy red with subtle mahogany notes and cherry red edges with long alcohol legs clinging to the glass.

Aroma

The bouquet shows a complex mix of dark berry fruit, earthy roast coffee beans and lovely, intense French oak. There’s some fragrant, smokey spice elements with hints of olive tapenade, cured charcuterie and subtle sweet cocoa.

Palate

This is a solid and assertive wine with a full, rich palate. It opens with dark cherry fruit then builds with tobacco, earthy spices and medicinal herbs. The tannins are dry and powerful with an overarching component of toasty, smokey oak. It has a background of dusty pepper and anise spice. Balanced and long on the finish, it has a lingering, dry aftertaste with heady alcohol warmth.

Food Matching

This is a big wine with solid gripping tannins. Slow cooked lamb shanks or a thick juicy steak with a rich beef reduction are excellent food pairings while bitey, strong vintage cheeses and crispy lavosh are ideal after the meal.

Cellaring Potential

This is another of my late bottled wines. With nearly six years maturation before bottling, it’s already balanced and in harmony. It will continue to cellar in bottle for many years and deliver delicious drinking. It’s unfiltered and will develop a light crust over time, so with additional age, decanting is recommended.

Winery Profile

My first winemaking experience was harvesting grapes in the Barossa Valley during vintage 1981. Long hot days were spent hand picking bunches of sweet, sticky Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and a host of other nearly forgotten varieties. At the end of each day after the last bins were tipped into the crusher, we’d meet at the weighbridge with Peter Lehmann for a bottomless glass of robust Shiraz and an inspired conversation about the new wines and vintage developments.

After three decades my day still ends with a nice glass or two of Shiraz or maybe Chardonnay but a lot has changed over that time. From a humble cellar hand plunging skins in open concrete fermenters during the 1980’s, to debating the appropriate cooperage for Hunter Shiraz with Len Evans in the 1990’s to the corporate boardrooms of giant multinationals in the 2000’s, I’m now back to making wine as an independent negociant.

Based in the heart of McLaren Vale, I’m surrounded by wonderful old vineyards and dozens of modern wineries run by talented winemakers. The joy of being a negociant winemaker is the flexibility to be able to source grapes and make wine anywhere throughout Australia. The benefit is an unlimited resource of varieties, regions, styles and skills to craft individual batches of unique wines without constraints.

My goal is to create genuine, honest wines that showcase flavour, vitality and life. Good wine should be accessible to all and be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle with fine food, close friends and plenty of fun. I have many favourites but I believe variety is the spice of life and I enjoy discovering new flavours and stretching the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

From an old favourite to something exotic, tantalizing and new, I hope you enjoy the journey through my selection of classic Australian wines.

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Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 15% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Grays liquor licence LIQP770010049

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