Simon Hackett Hills View Shiraz is made by McLaren Vale legend Simon Hackett. Simon Hackett was born and raised in the Barossa Valley where his family have been connected with the wine trade for many generations. – four generations of the Hackett family followed agricultural pursuits in South Australia.
100% Shiraz , a portion of the wine was barrel fermented in 2nd year American oak hogsheads. Once fermented dry, the total wine was matured in 2nd year American hogsheads for 10 months.
Decent purple red colour precedes a lovely nose of sweet fresh cherry, ripe strawberry with intense spicy plum and lemon gum eucalyptus aromas abound. These red fruits follow through on the palate and are then lifted with a touch of blackberry which dominates mid palate. Juicy tannins support the fruity flavours of the wine with a silky ripe finish with hints of vanilla, pepper and soft oak.
10 years old and still showing wonderful fruit flavours, soft and juicy. A lot of wine in a smaller package!
Good with chilli con (or sin) carne, sausages braised with smokey bacon and cider or mixed bean and cracked pepper stew