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Chapel Hill The Vicar Shiraz 2016

Those teeth you get in bags of mixed lollies were put to great use by me as a kid. I’d stick them in my mouth and do Freddy Mercury singing ‘Nothing really matters’, and also the vicar from the Dick Emery show. Anyway, I grabbed a few recently from a birthday party at P&V, and took them home to my boys. My youngest, Eddie, immediately stuck them in his mouth and did a bit of clowning about. Apple not falling too far from the tree there, I guess.

It’s a classic modern day Vicar. The scent of lavender, aniseed, and rosemary over inky black fruit and dark chocolate, subtle oak lending a little spice and vanilla. Full-bodied, plenty of open-weave grainy tannin, something of a ferrous thing going on, well settled acidity, a gorgeous mouth-perfume, and a long finish slick with tannin. Beautifully made, great tannin work and sensitive oak treatment here. Thoroughly regional, and impressive, Shiraz.

Tasted : Dec18
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $75
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2019 - 2036
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