My wife and I are searching the market for a good SUV. What I didn’t realise until we started looking was, there’s a plethora of them to choose from. It’s like every single motor vehicle manufacturer has one in their range. You can’t blame them, they are very popular. Some are more powerful, some have a few little extras, some more attractive, some look streamlined, some have great colours and, not forgetting, there are some better than others.
Shiraz Viognier blends are almost the SUV of the wine world. There seems to be many of them available from many different producers these days. The only difference is, you’d be hard pressed to find a not-so-good Shiraz Viognier produced in Australia. We have winemaker, Joe Warren, to thank for this delicious one.
It’s a lovely colour in the glass and very aromatic and perfumed right from the get go, with ripe red fruits and delicate spice notes to the fore. The palate is quite something. Elegant springs to mind, medium bodied too, mouth filling juicy blackcurrants, black cherry and blueberries are the flavoursome fruits. It has a terrific textural mouthfeel to it and, while it’s moderately+ long on the finish, the flavours hang around long enough for you to know you’ve tasted, and are drinking, something pretty special.
Region: Beechworth, Victoria Price: $52 Source: Sample thanks to Serere Wines