Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz Viognier 2016

Part of the Distinguished Sites range. Fruit sourced from the higher climes of the Eden Valley. 2% Viognier, of which only the skins (with most of the juice removed) are used in the fermentation. 15% Whole bunches used during fermentation for the Shiraz (giving spice and complexity). Winemaker is the Kevin Glastonbury. Cork seal.

Yalumba, Hand Picked, Shriaz, Viognier, Eden Valley, 2016

No mistaking the Shiraz elements, but with Eden Valley cooler climate undertones giving spice of cloves and fruity cherry halves mixing with the sumptuous satsuma plum and floral elements. A silkily textured wine which glides easily across the palate. Full bodied with tight grained tannins and a slight waxiness to the finish that adds to the complexity. It’s opulent and almost feels a bit naughty, yet the quality is undisputed.

RRP: $40
Alc: 14%
Rating: 18.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba

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