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Black Chook sounds bit like it should be a chain of takeaway chicken joints where they specialise in charred chickens. Mr Ben Riggs is the man responsible for winemaking duties and he’s done a good job on this qwoff-tastic red.
Ripe fresh berries with an aromatic lift (there’s a splash of Viognier added), a bit of stewed plum a touch of licorice and some American oak. Altogether nicely regional, more in McLaren Vale generosity yet with a touch of Langhorne spice and the faintest whiff of mint.
It’s got some rich red berry flavours and earthy spice with a lick of coconut and a touch of vanillin oak. It’s altogether a tasty little package for the price but imagine it needs a good slab of meat to compliment it further.
Region: McLaren Vale/ Langhorne Creek