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2018 Bondar Rayner Vineyard Shiraz

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

A small batch, premium Shiraz from the best block of the iconic Rayner vineyard.

HIGH SCORE

$45.00

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About The Wine

An exciting new release from the Bondars here. The second vintage of a premium Shiraz from their famous Rayner vineyard.

Winemaker Andre Bondar has had an eye on making a small amount of a premium Shiraz from these, his two oldest Shiraz blocks for a while. The perfect ripening conditions in 2018 allowed for a fuller bodied style of Shiraz - one barrel stood head and shoulders above the rest. This was his chance to pull the trigger and set this wine aside.

Yes, this is a 'bigger' wine than the Violet Hour, but it's also much more complex and cellar-worthy.

McLaren Vale through and through. A great addition to the already awesome Bondar range.

About Bondar

Bondar is the baby of husband-and-wife team Andre Bondar and Selina Kelly, and winners of the 2017 Australian Wine Companion’s Best New Winery.

They have purchased the famous Rayner vineyard in McLaren Vale, crafting stunning Shiraz and Grenache from here, along with beautifully pure Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. I’ll leave it to them to describe what their extremely exciting venture is all about: “Our vision has always been to make wines that create a little intrigue, that are a little different. We want to make wines that are bright, structured, mid-weight yet concentrated in flavour with a savoury element.”

Super value, tiny production and delicious to drink!

Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Selina and Andre Amongst The Vines
Rayner Vineyard, McLaren Vale
Additional Info

From The Producer

Shiraz from the two oldest blocks on our Rayner Vineyard - the 1947 and 1950 plantings. The ‘47 block is dry-grown on deep sandy soils with ironstone rocks, this gives wonderful fragrance and an elegant structure. The 1950 planting is in shallow clay on limestone base, this gives the bones - the structure around the pretty flesh. Limited release.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Selina and Andre Bondar
Selina and Andre Bondar
Owners, Bondar Wines
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Beautiful McLaren Vale Shiraz. A fistful of blueberries, charcoal, violets, dark chocolate. It's rich in fruit but maintains freshness the whole time. Power wrapped in velvet, it rumbles low and slow through the palate. Sure, you could drink this now and really enjoy it, but its best is yet to come. - Different Drop Wine Team

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"These are beautiful packaged and crafted wines. While grenache is the champion of McLaren Vale turf, this sumptuous shiraz hails from the oldest plot of the esteemed Rayner Vineyard in Blewitt Springs and with that, provides ample reason to believe that in the right hands and on the best situated altitudinal vineyards, there is hope for the Aussie champion yet. Shimmering mid-ruby. Almost lilac. This is slick. Polished and yet far from the overtly manipulated wines so often the scar on the warm climate vine scape. Floral. Boysenberry pie in a glass. Sexy vanillin oak clads the seams. Peppery acidity tows the tail. Long and seamless." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

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