Chapel Hill Wine
2010 McLaren Vale Shiraz
Australia: McLaren Vale (South)
96 Points Tyson Stelzer! 94 Points Ben Edwards! (read their reviews below)
Today’s wine should not be missed, dear Operative. If you adore incredible Shiraz as much as we do, you won’t be disappointed with today’s selection from fabled South Australia producer Chapel Hill Wines.
This wine is a big, bold, delicious bruiser of a wine, especially on opening. As it breathes, it softens, revealing additional layers of flavor and softer, more fruit-laden aromatics.
We are absolutely crazy about this deep and sexy wine and we offer it to you with our very enthusiastic recommendation.
Please note: When our supplier told us that there were only [REDACTED] cases available in the US, we scooped up every last case. This wine will sell out, so please make your purchase early.
With a look that reminded our tasting panel of blackberry pancake syrup, this wine is a deep and inky purple at the heart and magenta at the rim. When swirled, the wine shows its heft and weightiness, leaving its beautiful colors clinging to the glass wall.
Lush and lovely, with bold and extracted aromas of mixed black fruit compote, leather, cracked earth, dried hay, and subtle sage.
Flavors are concentrated, but the wine is not heavy on the palate. The wine exudes delicious flavors of pomegranate, blueberry, blackberry, wild sage, dusty bramble and a hint of eucalyptus and pencil shavings.
Bold, concentrated black fruits persist for a long time. At the very end, a subtle hint of brine adds a lovely punctuation.
Enjoy this bold wine with marinated beef kabobs with sweet onion, red peppers, and pineapple.