Chris Hill `Reserve` Shiraz 2014 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Description:

Generous Barossa richness oozes from this big, richly flavoured Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure it has the subtle elegance and sophistication of premium oak which is the hallmark of my “Reserve” label. It’s a wine for special occasion.

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Chris Hill `Reserve` Shiraz 2014 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Lot No: 0009-2455043 Quantity: 1
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Chris Hill `Reserve` Shiraz 2014 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Lot No: 0077-2454526 Quantity: 1
Nationwide Delivery

25/09/2017 9.00 PM AEST

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Wine Summary Image

Generous Barossa richness oozes from this big, richly flavoured Shiraz. It has warm rustic charm, great length and a complex fruit, oak and tannin structure it has the subtle elegance and sophistication of premium oak which is the hallmark of my “Reserve” label. It’s a wine for special occasion.

Region:
SA - Barossa
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.

Aroma

The bouquet jumps out of the glass with lovely new French and American oak caressing blackberry, plums and dark cherry fruit. The aroma is sweet and rich with earthy spices delivering complexity and sophistication.

Palate

Plums and berries are obvious on entry then the palate builds with licorice, tobacco and leather overtones. An assertive wine with plump juicy tannins and spicy oak it has a background of dusty pepper and spice. Balanced and long on the finish, it has a velvety texture and chocolaty aftertaste.

Food Matching

This is a big wine with a velvety sophistication. Slow cooked lamb shanks, thick juicy steaks and rich roasted duck are excellent food pairings while firm cheeses and water crackers are ideal after the meal.

Cellaring Potential

This is a big wine which will develop slowly over many years and provide rewarding drinking for 8 + years if cellared carefully.

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

  • 2014 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL units
  • SA - Barossa, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 15% alc.
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