Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 259,960 strong:

Register Today!

Want the secret to buying great wine?

283,566Wine Reviews
259,960Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2015 Wine Review

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2015

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2015

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

  Add My Review


Price: $18.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Black Chook

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Natalie's Score:

Access Natalie's Tasting Notes, Ratings and Food Pairings

Purchase a subscriptionUnlock Natalie's wine review, notes scores and pairings for this wine by upgrading your membership to become a Paid Member. Start drinking better wine tonight!
 

This The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2015 was reviewed on August 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2013  2012  2009  2008 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
YONGE & SUMMERHILL138 Add
EGLINTON & LAIRD113 Add
BAYVIEW & SHEPPARD (BAYVIEW VILLAGE)110 Add
FIRST & PINE97 Add
RIDEAU & KING EDWARD84 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Blending the Shiraz grape with the Viognier began in Northern Rhone Valley but has now become quite popular in Australia - the idea behind it is to incorporate the peach and floral notes of the Viognier slightly softening the Shiraz. This is achieved in this vintage from McLaren Vale - the wine is full bodied, with notes of black fruit - berry and cherry, vanilla and spice coupled with flavors of stewed dark fruit, pepper, cedar and a slight peach undertone - better to decant letting the wine open up and breathe before consuming. Pairs perfectly with a big steak on the BBQ.
Pair this Shiraz and Viognier red wine blend with a rare steak from the barbie. From the McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia, The Black Chook scored gold at the Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition. Lots of lush black fruit on this vintage. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Alba Vega White Wine
AlbariƱo 2015,
Rias Baixas D.O. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 259,960 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award