Bondar Wines 'Rayner Vineyard' Shiraz 2022


This limited release is a blend of Shiraz from Bondar’s two oldest Rayner Vineyard blocks. The 1947 block is dry-grown on deep sandy soils with ironstone rocks, lending wonderful fragrance and elegant structure. The 1950 planting is on shallow clay over a limestone base, and gives the wine the bones—structure around the pretty flesh. 

“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.” 95pts | Gary Walsh | WineFront

“Among the finest shiraz in the Vale, with the meager volume, subsequent concentration and tannic delivery of 2022 serving the plush, aromatic, full-bodied style well. Boysenberries, anise, pepper and ferrous tannins, forceful without compromising the tenacious, juicy flow of the fruit. Textbook Vale shiraz.” 95pts | Ned Goodwin MW |

“Dense and inky core, deep purple at the rim. Mulberry, clove, iodine, and mocha aromas. Dense and weighty with plush blue and purple fruits driving the core. The fruit sits fresh and lively though, alongside clove and vanilla spices, with a deep iodine ferrous undercurrent. Fine grained tannins keep it rolling along and it finishes very long. It has a classic Vale plushness but without overworking the fruit. Honestly, a bargain at the price.” 95pts | Stuart Knox | The Real Review

Organic Principles | Vegan Friendly

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