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Date Printed: 8/1/2014
The Chook Unpenned Grenache/Shiraz/Viognier 2008
The Chook Unpenned Grenache/Shiraz/Viognier 2008
(search item no. 101966)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/1/2014: $19.49

Winemaker's Notes:

The seamless integration of Shiraz co-fermented with Viognier and combined in the final blend with Grenache, creates a heady, aromatic, perfumed wine. It contains a strong middle palate, full of depth and intensity.
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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!