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Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Shiraz

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Chapel Hill The Parson's Nose Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Exceptional purple-crimson; it is clear parts of McLaren Vale were able to harvest high-quality shiraz, here matured in French oak (mainly used) that allows the plum-accented fruit free range; tannins are soft and ripe. Excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
Chapel Hill now boasts five tiers to its shiraz arsenal, each strategically positioned in price and style, and all the fun begins with Parson’s Nose. This is rightfully the most approachable of the bunch, with fine, supple tannins that make it ripe to go right away. This fun-loving thing has a serious side, too, clearly learning from its more senior siblings. It’s an accurate and well balanced McLaren Vale shiraz, capturing the vibrancy of 2011 in peppery, crunchy blackberry, rhubarb, Satsuma plum and liquorice fruit, while retaining depth of concentration and persistence. Oak is well integrated, and entirely French.
Wine Taste Weekly Edition 105
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
Great to see some Fragos magic making its way down the price chain. Chapel Hill's entry red is layered with luscious McLaren Vale black fruits and spice, supported by subtle French oak. Fine, supple tannins make this a bargain, drink-young quaffer.
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Deep colour; the bouquet is full of black fruits, dark chocolate and an attractive, almost floral, perfume; the palate is dense and chewy with plenty of raw power and grip to conclude; a very serious offering for the price.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour; the bouquet proclaims its regional origins with a generous dollop of dark chocolate along with the black fruits; the palate is a generous replay of the same flavours, and has good overall balance and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Tastes honest - funny thing to say, but it just does. It's not tricked up in any way. Smells light and fresh with cherry-plum fruit, a lick of spice, chocolate and excellent, pencilly oak. Pretty loose knit and easy to quaff, though there's some chewy tannin on the finish - a good thing. We were both singing the praises of this - it's an excellent example of an uncomplicated, unencumbered Aussie red wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010

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