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Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Shiraz

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Cracka Review

Colour: Medium red with purple tints

Nose: Dark cherry and black pepper aromas are matched by subtle spicy oak

Palate: A complex palate with red berries and fine-grained tannins

Serve with: Red meat, smoked meat and soft cheeses

Best drinking: Now until 2020

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Medium red with purple tints

Nose: Dark cherry and black pepper aromas are matched by subtle spicy oak

Palate: A complex palate with red berries and fine-grained tannins

Serve with: Red meat, smoked meat and soft cheeses

Best drinking: Now until 2020

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Chalkers Crossing Hilltops Shiraz

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Earthy black berry with well judged oak made in a ripe generous style. In the mouth it lands with full and rich with sweet blackberry fruit and proceeds with evenness of flavour and medium bodied texture and fresh flavours.
Rob Geddes MW
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep purple; precision winemaking has highlighted the quality of this estate-grown shiraz, the bouquet an enticing mix of berry, pepper and mocha oak aromas, the supple, medium-bodied palate displaying the wine to maximum advantage.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
95
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
Each vintage builds spicy intensity and berry flavour with increasing winemaker authority. Fragrant complex yet subtle blackberry and plum aromas are repeated on the deeply flavoured yet medium bodied palate; ripe and round and very well-structured finishing with very fine tannins and gentle oak. Less alcohol really helps this style.
Rob Geddes MW
92
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright colour; the bouquet exhibits a multifaceted personality of black fruits, vanilla, spice and a little tar; the palate is warm and unctuous with ample levels of black and blue fruits; silky and fine to conclude. Gold medal Sydney Wine Show '10.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Each vintage builds in intensity of flavour and winemaker authority.
Rob Geddes MW
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Deep crimson; spicy, charry, black fruits on the bouquet, then a luscious and complex palate, fruit, oak and tannins playing chasey with each other; extreme overall complexity. The Achilles heel is the alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Each vintage builds in intensity of flavour and winemaker authority.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Tar, anise and blackberry fruits; the medium-bodied palate is vibrant, focused, long and even, with real depth to the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Fragrant blackberry and plum aromas are repeated on the deep and very well-structured palate; ripe and round, with very good tannins and oak; fermentation finished in barrel.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Each vintage builds in intensity of flavour and winemaker authority.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Clean, firm, spicy background to tightly wound black cherry and blackberry fruit; good balance, but needs time.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Each vintage builds in intensity of flavour and winemaker authority.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Vibrant red-purple; plush blackberry and blood plum aromas and flavours; perfect tannin and oak balance.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
94
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; sweet blood plum aromas are matched by subtle, spicy oak on the bouquet; a complex palate, with fine-grained tannins running across its entire length, and a long finish. A wine which needs time, but carries its 15° alcohol impressively.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90

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