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Bondar The Violet Hour Shiraz - McLaren Vale

Bondar The Violet Hour Shiraz 2018 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Bondar Wines
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.1%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

James Halliday (The Australian)

$26.10: as part of any six
$29.00: single bottle
$313.20: per case of 12

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 48 bottles.

Lovely, floral nose with lifted spice, rose petal and high toned cherry/plum fruit, and yes, some pretty whiffs of violet too. The palate is medium weight, showing good vibrancy for a Mclaren Vale shiraz, and delicious, juicy flavours that echo the nose, unhindered by new oak. The texture is silky and fine, giving an overall impression in the mouth of pure class winemaking. Impressive.

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Our notes


James Halliday (The Australian)
The fabulous deep violet colour wasn't the inspiration for the name of the wine, but the glove fits. It is medium to full-bodied, overflowing with flavour, yet has a studied elegance. Oak and tannins provide the texture and structure, but not to the point of distraction, the focus of intention on the flavour at its heart. Published 01 November 2019

James Halliday

Producers notes

We are a little family wine company making wines from our favourite regions McLaren vale and Adelaide Hills. Our home is the iconic Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. We want to make wines that are lighter, brighter, more savoury, structured and intriguing. Different. In August 2016 we were honoured to be named James Halliday's Best New Winery in his 2017 Australian Wine Companion.


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