Named after winemaker Chris Thomas, this Shiraz is matured for 24 months in 80% French oak & 20% American oak hogsheads, musing a combination of second fill barrels, 2-4 years of age. Unmistakable McLaren Vale Shiraz bouquet: dark red fruits, cloves,cassis, with lovely French oak notes of cedar and star anise further lifting the fruit out of the glass. The palate is rich and full with layers of dark fruits, licorice and plums. The mouthfeel is refined and long, with the tannin from the cooler Clarendon Vineyard giving the wine an elegant tannin line giving the wine great length. The 24 months of oak maturation, using second fill oak has added complexity while maintaining.