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2009 Chapel Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

Producer: Chapel Hill Winery Type: Red Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Region: McLaren Vale, SA

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2013 Geoff Hardy GMH Cabernet Sauvignon

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Chapel Hill are on fire at the moment. Not literally, the quality of the winemaking just keeps soaring ahead thanks to the winemaking partnership of Michael Fragos and Brynn Richards. This Cabernet for instance has so much going for it. It’s the kind of wine that creeps up on you thanks to its structure and balance. You’ll find captivating blackcurrant, chocolate and charry oak lots of spice and perfectly measured tannins. It offers Great drinking for now and the medium term.
Cracka Rating
The subsequent wine exudes an evocative array of flavours. Brooding mulberry, dark cherry, aniseed and roasted chestnut flavours all mingle harmoniously in the wine. The flavour profile is underpinned by the graceful and seamless integration of the gently spicy oak and the sumptuous finely grained tannin structure.
Intense colour with dark chocolate and blackcurrant aromas with distinct tannins in a full-bodied firm finishing style. Typical of the improvement across the region in this variety getting fresher and more varietal.
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Best Drinking:
2017
Rob Geddes MW
Is this the finest CHMVCS yet? My word it is! Winemaker rockstar Michael Fragos has a soft spot for the noble grape and his greatest hit has just topped the charts. More floral, vibrant, poised, pure and structured than ever. Epic longevity. Coonawarra and Margaret River, look out!
95
Best Drinking:
2019-2029
Wine Taste Special Edition 35
The finest entry Chapel Hill Cabernet yet, it's more floral, vibrant, poised, pure, structured and long-lived than ever. Coonawarra and Margaret River, look out!
95
Wine100, December Edition
Rich, sumptuous and ultra-ripe, with smoky, potty and currant-like fruit aged in fresh cedary oak and underpinned by a firm spine of drying, chalky tannin. Impressively concentrated, but essentially too baked and confiture-like for the longer term, it has moderate length of meaty, blackberry, briary and currant-like flavour reflecting the heat of the season, but does finish rather raw and disjointed.
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The Australian Wine Annual
At the bigger end of Michael Fragos’ Cabernet universe, this is powerful, but with the structure and balance to hold it. The palate is richly fruited, swirling with ripe blackcurrant, crunchy red currant and cassis fruit. The tannin structure is firm and fine grained, accented with dark chocolate oak.
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WINE 100, May 2010
Deep purple-crimson; a particularly well-made wine, even if some may find the oak level high; nicely ripened cassis and blackcurrant fruit is complexed by cedary oak, the tannins ripe and soft.
94
Best Drinking:
2024
Australian Wine Companion 2012
WINESTATE says:
Blackcurrant bouquet with subtle oak. Lovely varietal characters on a palate with earthy tannins.
Rating:
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011)

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