Brown Hill Chaffers Shiraz 2017 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
This is great……and here’s why!89/100 Erin Larkin
93/100 James Halliday (2012 Vintage)
93/100 Ray Jordan (2012 Vintage)
92/100 James Halliday (2016 Vintage)
92/100 Ray Jordan (2013 Vintage)
92/100 Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage)
91/100 - Ray Jordan (2015 Vintage)
91/100 Ray Jordan (2015 Vintage)
91/100 Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage)
“Best Value Wine” – Western Australian Wine Guide
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2010
‘SMALL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR’ ~ The West Australian Wine Guide 2009
Erin Larkin "Matured for 15 months in French oak. A very reductive nose initially, the black fruits that lie in wait on the palate are sprinkled liberally with cracked black pepper. Bouncy and short, but uncomplicated fresh short-term drinking, here."
The Winemaker "An exotic bouquet showing lovely red berry fruits intermingled with incense, cedary oak anc chocolate. Delicious black cherry flavours dominate the palate which is softly structured with fine tannins. "
Ray Jordan "...Excellent... Beautifully scented bouquet of rose petal and cherry plum with a spicy lift. The palate is seamlessly constructed with fine grainy tannins and neatly weighted oak. Medium-bodied fruit with excellent depth and concentration. So well balanced and posed with good medium-term cellaring potential." (2015 Vintage)
The Western Australian Wine Guide 2018 "Brown Hill Estate is small family-run southern Margaret River producer has gone from strength to strength with a range of exceptional quality and value-for-money wines. The vines are all dry grown and on quite harsh gravelly soils, resulting in small yields. All grapes are hand-picked. The reds are put into a high percentage of new American and French oak. Great value and super wines."
Brown Hill Estate is a family run, multi-award winning Margaret River winery focussed on single vineyards. It utilizes traditional methods of handpicking and hand sorting to get the best quality from its grapes, and French coopered barrels in production.
Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined Cabernet Sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon Blanc blends and Shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux.
Shiraz is the name given to the dark-skinned Syrah grape when grown in Australia and selected pockets of the New World. Though genetically identical, the stylistic differences between Shiraz and Syrah are usually pronounced.
Shiraz is so important to Australian viticulture that it is the most planted grape variety in the majority of Australian vineyards and has become virtually synonymous with the country's wine regions, and in particular the Barossa Valley.