The Chook

As the bigger sibling of Woop Woop, The Chook once again represents a collaboration between Ben Riggs the wine maker at Penny's Hill, and Tony Parkinson, proprietor of Penny's Hill. The Chook is sourced from McLaren Vale, known for it's consistent, Mediterranean-type climate and Langhorne Creek which characteristically produces Shiraz that is spicy, flavorful and elegant.

The Chook Sparkling Shiraz NV
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "Lots of licorice and tea leaf with meat and blackberry aromas. Full body, soft and lightly velvety sparkling red wine. Flavorful finish. Drink now."  Stephen Tanzer 89 " (made from a blend of fruit from McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek) Vivid ruby, with a frothy mousse. Bright
Item Number: 3846
Case: $191.40

The Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2015
89  Wine & Spirits 
Wine Spectator 89 "Savory, with a teriyaki edge to the plush berry and cherry flavors. Fresh loam notes lead to an appealing bite of tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2026. 35,000 cases made. –MW"  Wine Advocate 89 "Deep purple-black in color, the 2015 Shiraz / Viognier offers pronounced

The Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "Bright ruby-red. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of ripe red berries and violet, with a subtle touch of smokiness emerging slowly. Bright and energetic on the palate, offering bitter cherry and raspberry flavors that deepen on the back half. Finishes spicy and long, with gentle

The Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2013
91  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 91 "Taut and focused, wrapping fine tannins around a lean core of licorice, mineral and blackberry flavors. Comes together into a long and expressive finish, braced by ample acidity. Drink now through 2020. 5,000 cases made.–HS"  Stephen Tanzer 90 "(a 94/6 blend): Bright purple.

The Chook Shiraz/Viognier 2012
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Wine Advocate 90 "Deep garnet-purple in color and replete with lifted notes of ripe blackberries, freshly crushed blackcurrants and fresh mint with hints of pepper and aniseed, the full-bodied 2012 Shiraz Viognier has plenty of exuberant and juicy, blackberry flavors well supported by lively

The Chook Shiraz Viognier 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90  "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 Shiraz Viognier offers notes of ripe blackberries, cassis and tar with an undercurrent of mocha, raw meat and pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate is youthfully fruited and taut with a crisp acid line and low to medium level of grainy tannins,

The Chook Shiraz Viognier 2010
90  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 90 "Inky purple. Vibrant, intensely spicy aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, cracked pepper and fresh flowers. Elegant, full-bodied black and blue fruit flavors expand nicely, with refreshing mineral bite adding vibrancy. Very clean, focused shiraz, with excellent energetic