Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra Valley

Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz Yarra Valley

Tasted: 4th June 2020

Introducing the Hirsch Hill Estate 2015 Shiraz from Victoria’s Yarra Valley. Mr Spittoon and I recently cracked into this sample bottle (thank you Hirsch!) once the bub was in bed and it went down incredibly easily!

Hirsch Hill has been operating since 1998 and are family owned. You can visit them in the Yarra Valley, however visits are by appointment only.

The winemaker for this hand harvested Shiraz was Rob Dolan. Here are my notes:

It’s a garnet shade in the glass with notes of fresh blackberries, savoury herbs and dark chocolate covered liquorice coming through on the nose. While in the mouth it has a silky texture and tannins with plenty of yummy raspberry and cherry fruit coming through. The flavour really lasts in the mouth long after you swallow.

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Tasted: 31st March 2019

In the glass, it’s a pretty shade of garnet. The nose is really interesting, it’s got some meatiness to it, think salami spice intertwined with black fruits. In the mouth, its juicy, vibrant and packs a spicy punch on the finish. Yum! Talk about the ultimate BBQ wine.

Hirsch Hill Estate 2016 & 2017 Chardonnay – Yarra Valley

Hirsch Hills 2017 Chardonnay

Tasted on the 16th of May 2020

Hirsch Hill Estate 2017 Chardonnay

What’s wrong with this picture?

There’s clearly not enough wine in my glass is what’s wrong with it.. haha!

A big thanks to Hirsch Hill Estate in VIC’s Yarra Valley for sending over this 2017 Chardonnay for us to try. It barely lasted 2 seconds in our house before it ‘had’ to be consumed.

This Chardy was hand harvested and matured on lees for 6 months in French hogsheads (30% new). It retails for $25 and was crafted by winemaker Rob Dolan.

Here’s our notes on it:

It looks like sunshine in the glass. Sweet orchard fruit and oak aromas rise from the glass while on the palate it’s crisp and fresh with a vibrant creamy texture. Think Granny Smith apples and nectarines with a bright citrus note that suggests this one will only improve further in the bottle. Yum!

This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!

Hirsch Hills 2016 Chardonnay

Tasted on the 27th of March 2019

Hirsch Hill Estate 2016 Chardonnay Yarra Valley
I recently received this sample of the Hirsch Hill 2016 Chardonnay from the Hirsch Hill team which went down super quick. What can I say, I just love Chardonnay!

It retails for $20 and is hand harvested on their estate in the Yarra Valley. It spends some time in French oak barrels to build mouthfeel, texture, and complexity.

I found it a pale yellow with a golden tinge on the eye. The nose made me think of honeydew melon, spiced citrus lemon cream and interestingly a whiff of choc orange. In the mouth, it’s full of stone fruit with refreshing acidity and a lovely long creamy lemon finish.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!