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Bondar The Violet Hour Shiraz - McLaren Vale

Bondar The Violet Hour Shiraz 2022 - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2022 | Type: Reds | Producer: Bondar Wines
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.1%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750ml

Halliday Wine Companion

$28.90: single bottle
$346.80: Per case of 12 (free shipping)

"The 2022 vintage might be my favourite release of the Violet Hour to date..."- Andre Bondar (Bondar Wines) 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. "This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affections grow again and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen magically along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at ant moment we may see the unicorn." - Bernard DeVoto, "The Hour".
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Our notes

It's back!  Always one of our favourite Shiraz from McLaren Vale. 


Halliday Wine Companion

Fragrant and vivid, this comes off Rayner vineyard blocks planted mainly to deep, sandy soils. Batches are fermented with varying levels of bunches, berries and time on skins; 10 months in seasoned oak. The aim is to express the perfume that sandy soil can yield in the fruit, framed but unobstructed by elaboration to bottle. And what a success it is. Blackberry, blueberry, cherry and damson plum scented with purple florals, anise and clove, a ferrous mineral note tempering. Mid-weight, supple of texture but shored up with a fine, detailed net of tannin – and that mineral tension – this is harmonious and poised, everything serenely balanced, unstretched. To echo an earlier review, this is a tremendous bargain.

Marcus Ellis

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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