Chapman Grove Atticus Syrah 2008 ~ Margaret River, Western Australia
94/100 James Halliday
Silver Medal International Challenge 2014
Silver, International Wine Challenge 2014
Bronze, Royal Melbourne Show 2011
James Halliday "Bright cherry red; reminiscent of spiced liquer cherries, showing a distinct clove aroma to the bouquet; medium-body with plenty of red fruit supported by understated oak usage; the tannins are fine and quite silky, and compliment the fruit with style."
Sturban Wines "Luminescent cherry, hints of clove, dark fruit, elegant tannin structure from 18 months in French oak 40% being new and it is a complete wine, deserved of its status and is drinking well now, with nearly 10 years of age."
Chapman Grove Wines is a small winery focussed on making limited edition fine wines from Margaret River, Western Australia. Described by Australia's N#1 wine critic, James Halliday as "a very successful venture", the winery is known for its highly rated wines and was established in 2005 by an esteemed veteran of the industry, Ron Fraser. Pop Up Wine has secured back vintages of a collection of its highly rated wines.
Chapman Grove focusses on producing exceptional fruit which is all 100% estate grown to create its world-class wines. Its range includes varieties most suited to the Margaret River climate, with French oak used to bring out flavours of the terroir, creating a true expression of the region. The winery achieved the highly coveted 5 Red Star rating from James Halliday within three short years of first entering the Wine Companion in 2009.
Chapman Grove's Atticus range strives to achieve the very best of Margaret River terroir and is symbolised by the ‘Spirit of the Vine’ - Anima Vitium. These are limited edition wines made in small volume and are only produced when the fruit harvested is of the very highest quality.
Margaret River is one of the best-known wine regions in Australia, recognized internationally for the quality of its wines and the natural beauty of the region. Although originally renowned for its unusually refined cabernet sauvignon and intensely citrusy chardonnay varieties, the region now produces Semillon Sauvignon blanc blends and Shiraz.
Located in the south-western corner of Western Australia, it is famous for having a more 'European' wine style than its counterparts across Australia, owing to
the regions temperate, coastal location which is very similar to that of Bordeaux..