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The estate's wines are piously crafted to showcase the attractive and distinctive attributes of superfine Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourcing fruit from well managed vineyards ensures consistency, as it articulates the richness and diverse flavour spectrum of all good things McLaren Vale.

Chapel Hill expresses the affability and charm of the finest McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon. With such a close proximity to the Gulf of St Vincent and the cooling afternoon sea breezes she provides, fruit ripens slowly. Flavours, colours and tannins develop slowly and to the fullest. Cabernet grapes grown here are bursting with natural fruit sugars and exhibit excellent varietal definition. The individual parcels are harvested separately and vinified on skins for a minimum of nine days. Ferments are gently managed to ensure that any astringent qualities or stalky tannins are not drawn. Matured nineten months in a selection of new and seasoned French and American 300L oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%

Deep crimson colour. Aromas of intense violet, chocolates and cedar, a background of mints and turkish delight. An evocative array of flavours to the palate, brooding mulberry and aniseed, dark cherries and liquorice, chestnut and beetroot flavours all mingle harmoniously. The layered flavour profile is underpinned by a graceful and seamless integration of fruit with dusty fine grained tannin structure, all framed by sumptuous spicey oak.

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The house style on show here: intoxicating pull of black fruits - the aromas have me, pulling me in like the smell of a new lover.

Earthy, ferrous, mix of black fruit and oak with a touch of kalamata olive. The finish see dusty, powdery - nigh chalky - tannin. One last sniff, yes. 92

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 Stuart Robinson, Wine Blogger (Australia)  tasted  Cabernet Sauvignon 2013  ( Chapel Hill Winery )

The house style on show here: intoxicating pull of black fruits - the aromas have me, pulling me in like the smell of a new lover.

Earthy, ferrous, mix of black fruit and oak with a touch of kalamata olive. The finish see dusty, powdery - nigh chalky - tannin. One last sniff, yes. 92

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