About Me

Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chapel Hill 'Parsons Nose' Shiraz 2008

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia

Chief Winemaker: Michael Fragos

90 pts - Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 2009.

The vineyard where this Shiraz comes from produces fruit with unique characters and flavours. This McLaren Vale Shiraz typically has a deep garnet red colour with an enormously rich mouth filling palate that boasts style, structure and length.
After harvesting, which was prior to the heat wave that terrorized the end of the 2008 vintage, and fermentation, the wine was then given time in oak, approx 80% French oak and 20% American oak.
In the glass you will be greeted by a deep garnet red colour. The 2008 Parsons Nose Shiraz has decadent aromas of blueberries, violets and chocolate dusted with a cinnamon spice. The luscious palate brimming with Satsuma plum flavours seamlessly integrates with the gently textured oak. The finish is long and savoury with persistent velvety tannins.
Plenty of satisfaction to be had in this wine, Michael and his winemaking team has made an honest wine that has real character. Decant for approx 30-45 mins.

Drinking well this winter; and will age nicely over the next 4-5 years.

Perfect wine match with prime meat cuts, wine jus, roasted vegetables and ripe cheeses, enjoy.


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