Chapel Hill Winery
2011 The Vicar McLaren Vale Shiraz
Australia: McLaren Vale
Curious to see just how good an Australian Shiraz can be? Then today’s Chapel Hill Wine 2011 The Vicar McLaren Vale Shiraz is most definitely right up your alley.
The Vicar displays an elegance and refinement that we don’t often find in Australian wines. Aussie wines are typically bursting with power, but today’s wine is, instead, quite soft and supple on the palate. This texture is paired with a nice pop of acidity that was wonderfully pleasant in the finish.
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Inky, foreboding scarlet at its center, with a touch of a lighter ruby fringe.
Elegant and refined on the nose, with stewed blackberry and boysenberry layered overtop espresso bean, white flower petal, dark baking spices, sage, and a touch of minerality.
Incredibly well balanced and delicious, with black cherry, sweet plum, and a touch of blueberry mingling with toasted fennel seeds, clove, anise, tobacco leaf, saddle leather, sandalwood, and a hint of lavender.
Soft and supple, with great structure and touches of grippy tannins. A lovely pop of acidity greets you at the finale.
Leg of lamb roasted with garlic and rosemary.
What the Winery Says
- Michael Fragos
- 94 Points - James Halliday
- McLaren Vale, Australia
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Shiraz