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2007 The Black Chook Australian (Red Blend) "Shiraz and Viognier"

The Black Chook 2007 Shiraz Viognier

Winery: The Black Chook

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Shiraz and Viognier"

Wine Category: Australian (Red Blend)

Grape blend: 95% Shiraz & 5% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $18

Cases produced: 10,000

KWG Score: 90.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: January 17, 2010

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored wine opens with a mild blueberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, very smooth, and balanced. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry with notes of blueberry. There is even a touch of red currant and black pepper in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine is very food friendly and would pair well with seasoned pork tenderloin. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The Black Chook is sourced from two of the best known wine growing regions in South Australia, namely McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. McLaren Vale is known for its consistent, Mediterranean-type climate and Langhorne Creek characteristically produces Shiraz that is spicy, flavorful and elegant. Co-fermenting small amounts of Viognier skins with Shiraz adds a wonderful apricot perfume, at the same time as intensifying the deep rich color and velvety mouthfeel of the wine.

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