93 Insider Points

REVIEWS

Good dark fruits with some acid and nice spice on the finish, no insane tannins for me and not sweet - a plus for me. This is an excellent QPR wine for us here in HK - we enjoyed with good sushi and sashimi and it stood up pretty well. Pretty good value.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Red Blend
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

91pts. Wine Ethusiast: This is an easygoing, plush, Grenache-led wine, full of juicy strawberry, white pepper, cherry cola and a hint of smoked meat. The region's characteristically sandy tannins shine bright on the palate, which finishes long and savory.


The Parson GSM is our the gateway to the classic McLaren Vale varieties with a focus on savouriness and texture. A breezy expression of these quintessential McLaren Vale varietals. Smooth, silky and fruit driven.

Above average winter rainfall was followed by a cold, wet and windy spring. A dry, and relatively warm, February to mid-April allowed for even ripening and optimal development of flavour. The resultant wines are vibrant and fresh with great natural acidity.

TASTING NOTES 

Gorgeous color, good clarity. A nose of vanilla spice and blueberry. Good fruit driven palette with licorice and plum with blackberry and blueberry dark fruits. Long finish, with a hit of chalky tannin on the teeth.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Chapel Hill Winery in McLaren Vale was built on the site of the Seaview Chapel and school house. The 1865 ironstone Chapel still proudly stands today and is an integral feature of the tasting room. Planting of the vineyard commenced in 1972 and the first vintage was in 1975. Perched on the edge of the spectacular Onkaparinga Gorge, shallow rocky soils are a feature with sweeping views back over McLaren Vale and Gulf St Vincent.

“The purity and balance expressed in our wines is inspired by a deep respect for our land and vines.” Michael Fragos.