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The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2016 Wine Review

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2016

The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2016

Mclaren Vale, Padthaway, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 8

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2017-2028

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: The Black Chook

Agent: Dionysus Wines & Spirits Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Chook refers to the roosters that strut their stuff on the winery property. Aromas of blackberry preserves, blackcurrant jam lusciousness with some mint. Layers and layers and layers of pleasure. Eyes closed kinda wine. Some violets and cedar on this finish. Highly recommended. Loaded with fleshy ripe dark berries and vanilla spice from toasty oak aging. Good mouth-watering acidity on the palate leads to a clean finish. Pair with a juicy steak.

Shiraz Viognier food pairings: chicken pieces in creamy gravy, rosemary lamb, pepper steak.

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This The Black Chook Shiraz Viognier 2016 was reviewed on January 3, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

A mouth-watering blend of 96% Shiraz with 4% Viognier. Full-bodied, perfumed, balanced and bursting with flavours of dark fruit and spice, kicked up a notch with that 4% Viognier. A multi-award winner and it's easy to see why when you taste it. If there's a Shiraz lover on your gift list, give them this for a little variety.
Tasted Nov. 2017
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Always a personal favourite. This wine is loaded with crushed black briar, black plum, tar, camphor, decayed purple flowers, camphor, crushed rock and oodles of fruit pit. Pair with marinated grilled meats. 92 Points.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Wow this one really stands out. Deep inky purple in colour with extravagant and pronounced aromas of dark plum, black cherry, blackcurrant, cassis and ripe stewed strawberry. Additionally there are also notes of vanilla, clove, pepper, coffee and smoke. Flavours echo the notes aromas with some rich spicy cigar box and touches of herbs and cranberry. Absolutely delicious. High acidity, medium plus body and finish. Velvety and polished high tannins with a gorgeous mouth watering spiciness lingering. Pair with pepper steak and sausages.
91 points - December 2017
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Aromas of ripe strawberries, violet and red licorice. The tannins are moderate and there are flavours of raspberry, blueberry with espresso at the finish.

Tasted November 2017
The Black Chook 2016 is a Shiraz Viognier wine blend from the cooler-climate McLaren Vale, Padthaway wine region in South Australia. The Chook refers to the roosters that strut around on the winery property keeping everything in check. This is a great value full-bodied red with blackberry preserves, spice and mint flavours on the palate. Pair this Shiraz and Viognier red wine blend with a rare steak from the barbie. Enjoy now and for the next 10 years. - Community Wine Reviews

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