Dark and smoky on the nose, with meat, cedar and blackberries combining into an attractive bouquet. This is a meaty, savory wine that should drink well from 2010–2020, backed by tart blackberries and showing some dusty tannins on the finish.
A solid effort, the 2007 Chockstone is a balanced, accessible red. There’s ample cherry fruit, touches of cedar, vanilla and woodspice and modest tannins. Everything is in proportion, and it should drink well for the next 5-8 years.
From a hilly portion of Western Victoria, this wine is a little softer in style than many other Aussie Rieslings. It still has plenty of lime and wet stone scents, but there’s also a slightly confected, bubble-gum-like quality. Drink now.