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Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2007

Vintage: 2007

Style: Mid to full bodied red

Country: Australia

Region: Heathcote/Yarra Valley VIC

 

Overview The blending of Shiraz with the white skinned variety Viognier originates from the Rhone Valley in France. In Australia it is a marketing decision as to whether to label a wine ‘Shiraz Viognier’ instead of ‘Shiraz’ because in most cases Viognier is added at under 15%. While there are people who believe they don’t like Shiraz Viognier but like Shiraz the truth is in most cases there is a little bit of Viognier into Shiraz in small amounts.

Viognier adds lift and perfumed aromatics to Shiraz. Like any big boof-head Shiraz needs a feminine counterpart to add an element of elegance.

 

Tasting note: The nose of this wine consists of dark fruit characters, plum and mulberry with cedar undertones. These luscious plum and berry flavours carry on to the palate supported by soft, chalky tannins. Finishes elegant and soft.

 

Final Say: A great staple or go-to drink. $25-$35

 

Score: 17 out of 20

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