2016 Best’s Great Western LSV Shiraz Viognier

I am a big fan of this blend.  Côte-Rôtie should take a bow.  It has inspired a number of Australian producers to release a Shiraz Viognier blend resulting in many fine examples.  This is definitely in that category.

It is a terrific colour.  If you think it looks plush, wait until you smell and taste it.

It’s intense and aromatic on the nose.  Dark fruits, a hint of spice and smokey/charry oak are what I found here.  So far, there was a lot to be excited about and I was yet to taste it!

The dark fruits are not as obvious on the palate because some juicy blue fruits provide a great lushness.  There is a nice touch of spice and a little licorice joins the party.  The tannins are quite smooth if just a tad dry.  There is plenty happening with the flavours yet it is still so nicely balanced.  I would have no hesitation in recommending this wine.

Best’s Website

Region: Great Western, Vic     Price: $35     Source: Wine Tasting

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