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2014 The Black Chook Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "Shiraz-Viognier"

Chook 2014 Shiraz-Viognier

Winery: The Black Chook

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Shiraz-Viognier"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 96% Shiraz & 4% Viognier

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: South Australia

State or country: Australia

Price: $21

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 90.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 5, 2017

Wine Review: This dark violet colored Shiraz based wine from down under opens with a very vegetal bouquet of green pepper and tomato leaf. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a chocolate coated strawberry with notes of expresso. We also detected hints of balsamic and blueberry mixed in as well. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Shiraz with a slow cooked pot roast or pulled pork. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The seamless integration of Shiraz co-fermented with Viognier, generates a seductive nose of apricots, spice and ripe berries. The palate is smooth and full of rich flavor, perfect for a long lingering finish of delightfully soft Shiraz fruit, but not without the punch.

Organic status: not organic

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