Chapel Hill Winery

2011 The Vicar McLaren Vale Shiraz


Australia: McLaren Vale

Offer Expired:May 09, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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Mission Briefing


G'day, Vicar!

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.

Change your perception of Aussie wines with today’s 93 Point treat - you’ll be glad you did!

Tasting Profile


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

About the Winery

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