2003 Innocent Bystander Shiraz Viognier
This classic blend of the Northern Rhone is a terrific food wine. Central Victoria is much cooler than the traditional planting grounds for Aussie Shiraz. Here, the fruit ripens slowly. We get white pepper, violets and blueberries with that elusive chewy but not tannic finish. A dash of Viognier brings out a teasing ethereal quality... somewhere between honeysuckle and a whiff of Turkish Delight. Shiraz from mature vines in the Heathcote and Strathbogie regions of Central Victoria. Viognier from ...