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