The Black Chook - Shiraz Australia 2015
At the Gulf St.Vincent, 40 kilometers away from Adelaide founded in 1836, the South Australian wine region McLaren Vale has earned its medals as a gifted supplier of premium shiraz fruit. When you see the bottle you see alot of medals (a bit 2 much for me :) Shiraz from MCLaren Vale with 96% Shiraz with a little amount of Viognier just like the Côte-Rotie style.
The Black Chook - Shiraz Australia 2015 (86 tsomw points)
In the glass a dark red color.
On the nose aromas of blackberries, raspberries, liquiorice and spices with hints of vanilla and mint.
On the palate medium bodied with rich mouthfeel showing dark berries, prunes and some flavours of vanilla spices and barrique. The acidity is nice with soft tannins and a little short finish.
Utilising premium fruit from eminent wine regions in South Australia, The Black Chook struts affordable wines to be enjoyed and adored, shared and celebrated! Careful vineyard selection teamed with exceptional winemaking and an emphasis on consistent varietal expression hatches wines with approachability generosity and character that really are something to cluck about.
The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier is sourced from the premium grape growing regions of McLaren Vale and Padthaway in South Australia. McLaren Vale has an unrivalled reputation in Australia and indeed the world, for growing Shiraz which is full flavoured, ripe and balanced.
Situated approximately 40km to the south of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, McLaren Vale has a Mediterranean type climate, experiencing winter dominant rainfall and warm, dry summers that are tempered by the proximity of the Gulf St. Vincent and low humidity.
The Padthaway wine region, since first vineyards were established in 1964, has a well established reputation for producing premium quality grapes across a wide range of varieties, including Shiraz. Chosen for its rich, diverse soils, underground water supply and Mediterranean climate, this region, located approximately 300km south east of Adelaide, produces elegant Shiraz with balance and finesse.
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 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. Winemaker: Ben Riggs WINEMAKING 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.