Origin: Yarra Valley, Victoria
Approx Cost: $20
While I didn’t review it on this blog, I really enjoyed the ‘05 of this and gave it 90%. A top value wine and an excellent value Shiraz Viognier blend. I got the ‘06 ages ago but it has sat idle. My second last bottle on hand. Not sure why.
I ummed and ahhed over this for quite a while.
A dark old purpley-black of a thing. Nice palate of blackberries, currants, spice, smoke and dried stone fruits. Smooth finish with good depth and length. Opened up very well over a few hours.
This is still a very good wine, but I don’t think it’s a nice as the ’05.