Chapel Hill `The Vicar` Shiraz 2008(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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Overview

The Vicar is Chapel Hill’s flagship wine and is selected annually from Chapel Hill’s most outstanding parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz. This wine embodies our commitment to the region, variety and to minimal intervention winemaking.

The Vicar 2008 Shiraz displays layers of opulent mulberry, roasted fennel seeds and liquorice flavours, which are seamlessly interlinked by a sublime savoury texture.

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

Expert Reviews

A massive wine with impenetrable colour; there is simply more of everything, but it never appears overly heavy; red and black fruits are evident, with dark chocolate and some toasty oak adding seasoning; the palate is surprisingly accessible, with vibrant acidity providing red fruit highlights and freshness on the finish. Drink to 2025. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Vibrant, deep crimson.

Aroma/Palate

The Vicar 2008 Shiraz displays layers of opulent mulberry, roasted fennel seeds 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 in the next 15 to 20 years.

Medals & Trophies

Trophy & Gold - McLaren Vale Wine Show 2010

Vintage
2008
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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