2008 McLaren Vale White Chalk Shiraz
Each year we handpick fruit grown on the premium blocks of our estate vineyard for our White Chalk Shiraz. We ferment the blocks separately for up to 21 months in new and seasoned French and American oak. Continually assessed and graded, these barrels then go on parade for classification and only best barrels from the line up get the White Chalk Shiraz tick.
This 2008 vintage is our third release of the White Chalk
Shiraz and saw 10 barrels make the grade and take their rightful place in our flagship Shiraz. This White Chalk has a lovely lifted perfume and displays rich, ripe dark berries and intense cocoa, liquorice and earthly flavours. This beast is best to rest for a few years before being called for attack.
Alc% 15; Oak: A blend of French and American Oak; Cellar: 5 to 10 years
Spent 21 months in new and used French and American oak, and was a selection of the 10 best barrels. It is massively powerful and concentrated, showing resplendent flavours, but the high alcohol will always show through. Screwcap. 15% alc. Rating 94 To 2028.
– James Halliday