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2013 Yering Station Shiraz Viognier

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Yering Station have become one of the few wineries in Australia to have managed to pull off this blend. It’s difficult to master because the more Viognier you add the more perfumed the Shiraz becomes, then the less you add and the perfume and structure can be lost. This is fragrant with dark fruits and spice and perfumed with pepper and violets before a structured and precise palate that is generous and long. Classic Shiraz Viognier that would only be improved by a fine cut of steak.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Dark red

Nose: Intoxicating mix of black berry fruit and Peruvian spices. Subtle yet intriguing lift of rose petal

Palate: Satsuma plum and dark cherry provide a fruit core. Savoury spice and French oak enhance the richness and complexity. The co-fermentation of Shiraz and Viognier give this cool climate Shiraz a lushness and plump centre. This supported by fine tannins and a velvet like finish provide drinkability and longevity

Alc/vol: 13.8%

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2013 Yering Station Shiraz Viognier

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James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Bright hue; red cherries and spices play tip and run on the expressive and inviting bouquet; the palate texture a mix of silk and taffeta, the juicy gently spiced red fruit flavours a sheer delight. A first class now or later style.
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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light, bright hue; the bouquet is highly fragrant, clearly a function of the viognier; the medium-bodied palate is full to the brim with vibrant black and red cherry fruit, leaving just enough space for the French oak and fine-grained tannins to add their contribution.
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, clear crimson; a supremely fragrant bouquet with red and black cherry fruit interwoven with allspice, the immaculately constructed and balanced palate, with fine, faintly savoury, tannins and a blessing of French oak, once again proves Yering Station’s mastery of the style.
James Halliday Top 100, 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Great colour, and a perfumed bouquet to a vibrant and fresh wine, the viognier lift working to perfection with the medium-bodied fruit; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Deep but brilliant colour leads into a wine flush with blackberry, cherry and spice lifted by the unmistakable perfume of viognier. Ripe, rounded tannins and immaculate oak complete the parcel
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
The very cool vintage required the skilled viticulture and winemaking evident in this fragrant, ultra-complex mix of spice, licorice and black fruits, with fine, silky tannins and equally fine French oak. Fantastic value.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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