2022 Bondar Rayner Vineyard Shiraz

Highly Rated
A small batch, premium Shiraz from the best block of the iconic Rayner vineyard.
4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Another exciting release from the Bondars here. A brand spankin' new vintage of a premium Shiraz from their famous Rayner vineyard.

Winemaker Andre Bondar had had an eye on making a small amount of a premium Shiraz from these, his two oldest Shiraz blocks for a while. And with each release it goes from strength to strength, and the great reviews follow...

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

95 points
"Blueberry, blackberry, mint and sage, seaweed, some liquorice and biscuit spice. It’s full-bodied, but only just, saline and savoury, black olive, sweet blue and black fruit, raspberry ripple, ripe fine-grained but insistent tannin, oyster shell and cool peppermint, it’s thoroughly regional but has depth and presence. Lots to like here, and it feels classic McLaren Vale in character, though turned out with a light and deft touch in the winery. Ripe tannin rolls out the red raspberry carpet on a finish of fine length."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Hand-picked fruit, wild yeast ferment, 2 weeks on skins. About 20% whole bunches. 18 months ageing in mostly used French hogsheads (with 5% new oak as part of the final blend). No fining or filtration, bottled in August 2023.

95 points - "Blueberry, blackberry, mint and sage, seaweed, some liquorice and biscuit spice. It’s full-bodied, but only just, saline and savoury, black olive, sweet blue and black fruit, raspberry ripple, ripe fine-grained but insistent tannin, oyster shell and cool peppermint, it’s thoroughly regional but has depth and presence. Lots to like here, and it feels classic McLaren Vale in character, though turned out with a light and deft touch in the winery. Ripe tannin rolls out the red raspberry carpet on a finish of fine length." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

4.5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
2 reviews
  • AG
    Anne G.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    9 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2021 Bondar Rayner Vineyard Shiraz

    So delicious, I had to buy more!

  • JB
    Jay B.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    10 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    Bold, dry prominent black and red fruits

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Bondar Wines

Andre & Selina Bondar are one of the great modern Australian wine success stories. We have been massive fans of their wines since their very first vintage and tell anyone who will listen that if you want to taste what modern McLaren Vale wines are all about then this is who you need to try.

Their home block, the highly decorated Rayner Vineyard, which straddles the Blewitt Springs and Seaview sub-regions of The Vale, was originally planted back in the 1950s but the Bondar family chapter in that vineyard's story will be its most significant. Dre and Sel's wines are honest and vibrant, built more on freshness and digestibility rather than raw South Australian power.

They make brilliant, vibrant Grenache, balanced and concentrated Shiraz, elegant Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, and one of the country's most bankable Rose wines plus a raft of small-batch alternative varieties. Their range nails quality and drinkability at every turn.

Andre & Selina Bondar - McLaren Vale, SA Discover Bondar Wines

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