2016 Violet Hour Shiraz
2016 Violet Hour Shiraz
"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".
$28.00 in any six (including mixed six-packs)
$30.80 per bottle
Shipping is a flat rate fee of $5 to addresses in metro Adelaide and $15 elsewhere in Australia.
Hand-picked fruit from 65+ year old vines planted on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine pays homage to the Bondar style with fragrance and a lightness of touch. We used whole bunches and extended time on skins, which helps to create that lightness, and adds dimensions of flavour and a silky mouth feel. Fermented with indigenous yeasts and minimal additions, aged in older French oak, Violet Hour should improve nicely over the next five years or so and will suit lighter meat dishes and pasta beautifully.
BEST SHIRAZ at McLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2017
BEST SMALL PRODUCER at McLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2017
BEST SINGLE-VINEYARD SHIRAZ at McLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2017
BEST SHIRAZ 2016 OR YOUNGER at McLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2017
2015 Violet Hour Shiraz Reviews:
95 points Halliday Wine Companion:
"There must be a bit of magic behind Bondar. All the wines have a certain ethereal quality and none more so than this shiraz. Excellent dark purple-red hue, highly fragrant with dark fruits, savoury spices and remains on a medium-bodied frame - it has plenty of depth. Succulent, velvety tannins, a long finish, seductive and leaves you wanting more." - Jane Faulkner
93 points Wine Front:
"This is shiraz from the famed, noted Rayner Vineyard of McLaren Vale. Reputation and expectation, ey? In good hands here. A dynamic set of new release wines from Bondar.
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