Chapel Hill Shiraz Zoom

Chapel Hill Shiraz

2016 | Australia | McLaren Vale 750 ml | 14.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Smoky wood
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Lamb
  • Its also
  • 90+
  • Product details


    Chapel Hill have some of the best vineyards in the McLaren Vale, planted around an old church that was built in 1865. Winemaker Michael Fragos has twice been named Winemaker of the Year: by Winestate in 2003 and by the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2007.
    Showcasing McLaren Vale’s brooding savoury side, this is one of South Australia’s most consistently high-quality wines. Full bodied, dark chocolate and sweet dark fruit, earthy grippy tannin and well managed acidity keep it tight and straight, finish is juicy and dark berried with that praline sweetness in the aftertaste. Some earthy elements in there too.
    Rated 94/100 from James Halliday and 92/100 from The Wine Front. 

    Variety Description


    Syrah (also known as Shiraz) is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. The style and flavor profile of wines made from Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley) tending to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium to high levels of tannins and flavors of blackberry, mint and black pepper notes. In hot climates such as the Barossa Valley of Australia, where it is known as Shiraz, it is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannin, jammier fruit and spice notes of liquorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin lavels of Syrah allows to have favorable aging potential

    Country Description


    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famus wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    Region Description

    South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.