Chapel Hill `The Vicar` 2011 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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$359.40 per pack
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Overview

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.

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

Expert Reviews

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.

Aroma/Palate

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.

Cellaring

over the next 15 to 20 years.

Vintage
2011
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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