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Chockstone Grampians Shiraz 2018

Chockstone Grampians Shiraz 2018

Grampians, Victoria   |    750ml   |    14.5%
The Chockstone wines are made by AT Richardson; one of the rising stars of Victoria's famous Grampians wine region. This 2018 Chockstone Grampians Shiraz is another stunning Grampians Shiraz loaded with intense blackberry and chocolate flavours combined with black pepper, subtle spice and a soft, velvety mouthfeel. A delicious Grampians Shiraz that delivers sensational value for money drinking.

Reviews of the 2017 vintage included below:

"96 Points. Vivid, deep crimson-purple; spectacular. Black cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant don't intend to give red, blue or purple fruits permission to speak. Oak and tannins are allowed to suggest support roles, but that's as far as it gets. Yet it's not the winemaker who has shut the door - it's the fruit and the site climate that have become the guardians of the River Styx. Screwcap. 14.5% alc. To 2052. $26. Special Value" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

"Grampians shiraz, aged in (older) American and French oak. Fair to say that you get more than your money’s worth here. It’s a beautiful, medium-bodied red wine. The flow of it, the feel, the flavour and the nuance. All for $26. Make hay. Sweet, woodsy spices, plums, redcurrant, milk choc and mint. It’s seamless. It’s delicious. 93 Points Tasted: Jun19 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $26 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2030+" - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Situated just outside the township of Great Western, 200 kilometres west of Melbourne, A.T. Richardson Wines produces elegant and complex cool-climate wines.

After a 10-year search, winemaker Adam Richardson selected the very special terroir of his Hard Hill Road Vineyard site for the production of his Chockstone and Hard Hill Road labels. With its own special microclimate, the Hard Hill Road Vineyard’s cool ripening conditions and naturally low-yielding vines produce wines with layers of intense flavours and a velvety structure. Like many of the best wines in this historic region, A.T. Richardson’s wines are approachable in their youth, and possess the potential to age gracefully.
Known for its complex layers of flavours, nicely balanced acidity, and fine tannins. Picking the grapes at optimum maturity, just as we start to taste pepper spice is the key to obtaining our refined style. What follows in the cellar is long un-hurried fermentation that promotes the careful development of the wine’s restrained personality. Aging in carefully selected older American and French barrels is the final step in creating our Chockstone Shiraz.

Blackberries, cassis, dark chocolate, black pepper, hints of violets, bacon fat, and liquorice; a warm, velvety structure and long, plush finish.

A sophisticated, pretty thing now, but if you have the patience (and the extra wine), watch it evolve over the next decade or two.

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