Bondar “Violet Hour” Shiraz
“Mainlining McLaren Vale shiraz. That grunt of sweet earth, choc-mocha on ripe black and red berry scents, dash of cassis, an arm of a saltbush. It’s comforting in its rich, dense perfume. The wine tastes of dark fruit, more salt bush greenery and saline character, a lick of new leather, anise and clove spice. Lush and long and supple, it’s a hedonistic shiraz kept in check by bright acidity and fine oak and fruit tannin. Moreish, generous red of high charisma and evident quality.” – Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
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The name ‘Violet Hour’ refers to the fading light owners Adrian Bondar and Selina Kelly saw on the horizon as they picked the last bunches of Shiraz for their first ever release, the 2012 edition of this wine. A violet sky, a beautiful wine, and a new future ahead for the couple and their vines.
The ‘Violet Hour’ is pound for pound, one of the most exciting releases we have seen this year. It tastes as stylish as it looks, it hits that sweet-spot for all red wine lovers – a combination of elegance and power. The pedigree of the McLaren Vale vineyard is second to none.
With the cult-like popularity of this winery at the moment, none of their releases seem to last long.
The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself. Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz – this is a must buy.