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2021 Bondar Violet Hour Shiraz

Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA

The very model of a modern McLaren Vale Shiraz. Seriously great buying!

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Beautifully made.

Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The name 'Violet Hour' refers to the fading light owners Andre 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 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 - it's one of the most respected sites in McLaren Vale where Seaview and Blewitt Springs meet. You get the lively, bright blue fruits of the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs with the power and structure of the Seaview terroir. It's a winning combination. The quality of the Shiraz speaks for itself.

Put simply, if you like McLaren Vale Shiraz with a fresh face - this is a must buy.

About Bondar

Bondar Wines 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.

The couple best 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

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.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Selina and Andre Bondar
Selina and Andre Bondar
Owners, Bondar Wines
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94Points
The Wine Front

"Dried flower and herb perfume, blackberry and boysenberry, an iodine/oyster shell thing happening, plus brown spices. It’s medium to full-bodied, dark fruit and savoury flavours, spice and beef jerky, with dense silty tannin, and a gently toasty finish of fine length. Good stuff. Beautifully made." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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WOW!

Certainly one of the best Shiraz that I have tasted recently.

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Fantastic value

Delicious little wine, with more depth to flavour than I expected. Super easy on the mouth, so careful how quickly you guzzle it.

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A wonderful modern shiraz

What a wonderful wine from Bondar, such a delight to drink and savour. Clean smooth fruit with a delightful savoury edge with smooth finish. An absolute cracker

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Top Quality McLaren Vale Shiraz

A nose showing perfumed dark fruits was followed by a complex medium to full bodied palate of savoury dark fruits supported by subtle fine grained tannins. The finish was long. A top quality example of McLaren Vale Shiraz.

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Drink now or cellar

Serious good value Shiraz that’s very easy enjoyable drinking.

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