Chapel Hill `The Vicar` Shiraz 2007 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
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$329.94 per pack
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Overview

The Vicar is Chapel Hill’s flagship wine. The grapes are selected from Chapel Hill’s most outstanding parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz and this wine embodies our vision of the region, variety and winemaking excellence. The Vicar 2007 Shiraz displays layers of opulent blackberry, spice and liquorice flavours which are seamlessly interlinked by a sublime savoury texture.

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Has not dissimilar texture and weight to the standard shiraz, but much greater intensity to the cascade of black fruits which are beautifully tempered by savoury tannins to provide flavour and structural balance. Drink to 2022. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant, deep crimson

Aroma/Palate

The Vicar 2007 Shiraz displays layers of opulent blackberry, spice and liquorice flavours which are seamlessly interlinked by a sublime savoury texture.

Food Matching

Slow cooked/braised meats with tomato based saucing or washed rind cheeses will be an appropriate partner to this wine.

Cellaring Potential

The synergistic balance of varietal flavour, palate weight, tannin and acidity will ensure that the wine will develop further complexity over the next 15 to 20 years.

Winemaking Notes

The various vineyard parcels were harvested and fermented separately in open fermenters to ensure that each parcel articulated the unique character of each vineyard site. All ferments were left on skins for a minimum of 8 days. During the subsequent twenty month oak maturation period each individual batch of barrels was racked and returned periodically, to seamlessly integrate the tannins into the wine and to ensure that minimal filtration and no fining was required prior to bottling.

Vintage
2007
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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A leading medium-sized winery in the region. In 2000 Chapel Hill was sold to the Swiss Thomas Schmidheiny group, which owns the respected Cuvaison winery in California as well as vineyards in Switzerland and Argentina. Wine quality is as good, if not better, than ever. Winemaker Michael Fragos was named Winemaker of the Year at London's International Wine & Spirit Competition '08. The production comes from the estate plantings of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, verdelho, savagnin, sangiovese and merlot, together with purchased grapes from McLaren Vale. Exports to all other major markets.

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