(2012 Vintage) The concept of blending Shiraz and Viognier was derived from the great French wine region of the Northern Rhône – the Côte Rôtie area in particular. Using only the best Eden Valley fruit, the wine is rich in concentrated fruit flavour. Traditionally, the two different grape varieties for this wine have predominately been crushed and fermented together.
It's a wine of restraint and balance and finesse - so it deserves to be served at the dinner table. In fact, Yalumba winemaker Louisa Rose tries to make all the Yalumba reds as if 'you've got a glass in one hand, and a piece of food in the other'. I like the sound of that, and like the taste of this. It tastes of kirsch, raspberries and toasty oak, and finishes with a delightful lick of licoricey tannin. Drink 2009-2013. Score - 90. (Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au, Aug. 23, 2009)
Wonderful flavor with a hint of berries. 13.5%
Wine Advocate(2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 161 on Oct-05
Wine & Spirits(2003 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator