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2017 Chalk Hill Luna Shiraz

2017 Chalk Hill Luna Shiraz

95 Points - James Halliday

Top 100 Wines of 2018 (Best of the Rest)

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DESCRIPTION
  • One of the biggest bargains in Australian wine. This early drinking, super supple McLaren Vale Shiraz from Chalk Hill has always batted well above its average, especially considering the continued rapturous praise that the likes of James Halliday has awarded this wine (with 95, 94 & 95 points for the past three vintages). We think this year they've slogged it out of the park again; it's a well balanced, blackberry and cherry fruited wine, driven by its immense composure and assuredness, with supple tannins and a lick of cleansing acidity. That it's matured in older French oak keeps everything sensible and moreish.

    Spot on once again. Go Luna!

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    2017 was a warm vintage producing concentrated Shiraz fruit. Selected from three of our premium vineyards aged between 10-20 years.

    The Shiraz grapes were harvested at flavour and tannin ripeness, then destemmed to fermenters to keep many whole berries in the ferment for fresh fruit flavours and to maintain soft tannins. The Barbera component was treated similarly to the Shiraz, although it had 10 days on skins and was matured in older barrels.

    Alcohol - 14.5%

    TASTING NOTES

    Deep purple with bright red hues. Perfumed nose of dark berry fruits, floral notes, with a hint of roasted nuts and spice. A textured wine with good balance, it shows flavours of dark berry fruit, with dark chocolate notes. A long lingering finish.

  • REVIEWS

    95 Points - James Halliday
    Top 100 Wines of 2018 (Best of the Rest)