Chris Hill `Black Label` GSM 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Description:

This is my original style GSM and will suit traditional enthusiasts. The focus is on old vine Grenache (71%) and I let the vineyard do the talking with minimal oak maturation. It’s an honest, down to earth style with wide appeal for its robust flavour and mellow tannins.

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Chris Hill `Black Label` GSM 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Lot No: 0007-2456986 Quantity: 1
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Chris Hill `Black Label` GSM 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Lot No: 0008-2456920 Quantity: 1
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Chris Hill `Black Label` GSM 2015 (12 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Lot No: 0019-2456442 Quantity: 2
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Wine Summary Image

This is my original style GSM and will suit traditional enthusiasts. The focus is on old vine Grenache (71%) and I let the vineyard do the talking with minimal oak maturation. It’s an honest, down to earth style with wide appeal for its robust flavour and mellow tannins.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Notes Image

Colour

The appearance is a striking ruby red with gem like lustre and brilliance. The lighter depth of colour reflects the high proportion of Grenache in the blend.

Aroma

Grenache gives a lively bouquet of confectionary and blueberry fruit. Two and a half years maturation has given a savoury Mediterranean edge with olives and gamey smoked meats.

Palate

The opening palate has intense berry fruit and luscious raspberry jube like richness. The tannins are obvious, giving a solid mouthfeel and length to the taste. As the wine warms up on the tongue, more earthy flavours dominate with spiced sausage, anise and pepper.

Food Matching

This wine is a favourite with our vineyard workers as it’s a great match with mixed platters, antipasto and picnic hampers. Over the summer months it’s ideal with char-grilled Haloumi cheese and lean lamb chops.

Cellaring Potential

I’ve matured this wine in tank and bottled late so it is ready to enjoy now. It will be at peak drinking over the next three to four years.

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.

View Chris Hill website

Other Information

  • 2015 vintage
  • 12 x 750mL units
  • SA - McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.8% alc.
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