The Vicar is Chapel Hill’s flagship wine and embodies the annual vineyard selection of Chapel Hill’s most outstanding parcels of McLaren Vale Shiraz. This wine is intended to embody our commitment to our region, the variety and to minimal intervention winemaking.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Dense, deep purple; from the best blocks and vineyards of the vintage, the source from two Inkwell Vineyard blocks, and one Trembath Vineyard. This is the fullest-bodied Chapel Hill '11 Shiraz, achieving its power with less obvious effort, the black fruit, savoury chocolate, oak and tannin contributions all in sync. Rating 94 - Drink by 2026 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
The finest representation of our cimmitment to McLaren Vale, Shiraz and minimal intervention winemaking. Selected from our most outstanding parcels, The vicar is the pinnacle of our winemaking pursuit.
The Vicar 2011 Shiraz displays charismatic layers of blueberry, roasted fennel seeds and cured meats, which are seamlessly interwoven into the firm, but poised, savoury texture. The synergistic balance of the cascading layers of varietal flavour, palate weight, tannin and acidity will ensure that the wine will develop further complexity over the next 15 to 20 years.
over the next 15 to 20 years.