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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
The Chook Shiraz-Viognier 2006
The Chook Shiraz-Viognier 2006
(search item no. 90939)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $16.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's 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 it's 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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About The Chook:

As the bigger sibling of Woop Woop, the Black Chook once again represents a collaboration between Ben Riggs the wine maker at Penny's Hill, and Tony Parkinson, proprietor of Penny's Hill. The Black Chook is sourced from McLaren Vale, known for it's consistent, Mediterranean-type climate and Langhorne Creek which characteristically produces Shiraz that is spicy, flavorful and elegant. Co-fermenting small amounts of Viognier skins with Shiraz adds wonderful apricot perfumes, at the same time as intensifying the deep rich color and velvety mouth-feel of the wine… And what is Chook? It's Australian for Chicken!