An Australian Wine Blog

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Chapel Hill McLaren Vale Shiraz 2009

McLaren Vale Shiraz: pure and simply.  Chocolate, blueberry and raspberry, there's oak - but it's deftly handled rather than dominating - some depth to the aromatic profile too.  For some reason, it also transported me to holidays in Portugal as a teenager, with slight hints of almond and orange oil.

Entry shows a wine incredibly smooth, somehow belying the depth of aroma.  Medium bodied, balanced, i did feel the palate somewhat truncated between entry and the finish. Minor quibble.

A smooth finish, fine grained, chalky tannin.  Good structure, I think it will only improve over 5-8 years. Good - 90+

Source: Sample
Price: $30
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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