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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, September 13, 2011

Chapel Hill 'The Parson's Nose' Shiraz 2010

Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz

Growing Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

Chief Winemaker: Michael Fragos

91 points - Gary Walsh, Winefront.

TASTING NOTE:
The 'Parson's Nose' Shiraz is an exciting, dynamic wine, full of personality and character. The fruit for this wine has been sourced from McLaren Vale - deservedly recognized as one of the world's leading Shiraz producing regions. This premium quality McLaren Vale Shiraz is packed with flavour, with an opulent mouthfeel and a charismatic firm tannin structure. Pleasing to see that the oak only plays a supporting role and is utilized skilfully to not override the primary varietal characteristics.
After an eventful growing season, the grapes were harvested at a carefully selected time to avoid any overripe, broad or jammy fruit flavours. Fermentation was handled gently and only tight grained French oak was used during the maturation process. Subsequent regular racking encouraged the well balanced integration of the youthful tannins.
The 2010 Parsons Nose Shiraz displays explosive aromas of blueberries and star anise, dusted with dried herbs and spice. The luscious palate is brimming with ripe, dark plum flavours that seamlessly integrate with the gently textured oak and the firm persistent tannins, creating a great mouthfeel that lingers on and on. If you wish to enjoy this coming season, please decant for at least 60 minutes and serve at 17C.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking this season after decanting; will age well for another 7-8 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with herb crusted lamb shanks, rich meat pasta dishes, enjoy.

 

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