Chapel Hill `The Vicar` 2009 (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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The Vicar is Chapel Hill’s flagship wine and is an annual vineyard selection of Chapel Hill’s most outstanding parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz. This wine is intended to embody our commitment to the region, variety and to minimal intervention winemaking.

The contributing vineyards for The Vicar 2009 Shiraz were:

  • Inkwell Vineyard Block 1
  • Chapel Hill Road Block

We would like to congratulate and also dearly thank these growers for their relentless dedication to quality.

SA - McLaren Vale
South Australia

Expert Reviews

We’ve already reviewed the 2010 Vicar Shiraz but this has just arrived. Can only assume they were released out of order.

It’s a light and elegant release but it’s also seductive. A fine wine. Plum and cherry, bay leaf and a clip of spicy oak. Ripples of fine-grained tannin pretty much throughout. Delicious length. It’s not a thumper but it’s a seriously beautiful wine. Rating 95 - Drink 2015 - 2024 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (FEB/2013)

Dense crimson-purple; the flagship of the Chapel Hill wines, stacked to the rafters with layer-upon-layer of blackberry, dark chocolate, oak and ripe tannins. Needs at least five years to slim down. Rating 93 - Drink by 2034 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (DEC/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

The Vicar 2009 Shiraz displays charismatic layers of mulberry, roasted fennel seeds and paprika flavours, which are seamlessly interlinked by a sublime savoury texture.

The synergistic balance of the complex spice flavours, palate weight as well as the firm and generous tannin structure will ensure that the wine will develop further complexity and intrigue over the next 15 to 20 years.

SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
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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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