McLaren Vale / Padthaway
The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier is sourced from the premium grape growing regions of McLaren Vale and Padthaway in South Australia. Both regions have very consistent climates which produce some of the best Shiraz in the country and work together harmoniously in the final blend.
The shiraz grapes are co-fermented with a small amount of viognier skins which adds a vibrant perfumed aroma and at the same time intensifies the deep rich colour and supple tannins.
The nose is vibrant and lifted with red cherry and plum fruit and hints of licquorice and vanilla spice. Generously loaded with dark fruits, the palate is balanced by fine, supple tannins and sweet spice. A soft, round shiraz with a satisfying fruit length.
pH 3.52 | TA 6.22g/L | RS 3 g/L | Alc 14.5%
90 Points - James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2018: A perennial favourite of varios US based critics, this is a blend of McLaren Vale and Padthaway, co-fermented with a small amount of viognier skins. Very good colour; the wine is very powerful and long."
93 Points - 5 stars - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit: "Full punchy and tasty, this fabulous Shiraz is filled with dark fruit, chocolate, liquorice and roasted nut characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, enhanced by fleshy mouthfeel and silky texture. A highly enjoyable red from McLaren Vale and Padthaway."