Original
15 Ratings
Innocent Bystander Shiraz Viognier

Wine Details

Style

Red

Region

VictoriaAustralia

Wine Description

(2003 Vintage) 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 ...

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (2007 Vintage) "The 2007 Shiraz-Viognier (6%) is opaque purple-colored with a spicy perfume of lavender, incense, bacon, and blueberry. Round, ripe, and easy-going on the palate, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years."