The Shiraz Viognier is a flagship, a careful selection of the best of the Shiraz Viognier parcels we craft each year from the Murrumbateman vineyard.
A brilliant ripening season, marked by a run of gorgeous weather in the crucial late Summer/early Autumn.
Opulent aromas of roses, violets and layered spices, ripe berries of every hue. Perfectly formed tannins frame complex fruit flavours across the palate. This wine will age magnificently.
It spent 18 months in oak, rather than its usual 12. Oak’s presence in the wine is no more than usual; if anything it simply feels more harmonious.
It leaps from the glass with wonder on its lip.
In any case this is a wonderful release. It leaps from the glass with wonder on its lips. Plums and florals and spices and meats take a walk through a garden, woodsmoke suggested, summer alive. It’s elegant and refined and yet it’s all there, it’s all open.It gets you in the feels; it has a kind of satiny confidence, like it knows that it’s good and it knows that you’ve noticed. Fine fingers of tannin, curry leaf notes, berries.
It’s just all there, ready, perfect Florals here as mentioned but maybe not as pronounced as usual, as if viognier and shiraz have become one. Still there’s nothing reserved about this wine. Nothing. It’s just all there, ready, perfect. - Campbell Mattinson - The Winefront