expert reviews about
2015 Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Shiraz Viognier
Wine Companion (2015 Vintage) says
This full-bodied, juicy expression boasts a deep crimson flare, segueing righteously into a morass of blueberry, black cherry and mulberry fruits, clean and transparent; flecked with uplifting violet florals and anise bound to an undercarriage of peppery acidity and sinewy tannins. A scoop of vanilla pod oak provides a winning creaminess.Drink by 2023Ned Goodwin
Huon Hooke (2015 Vintage) says
Deep purple/red colour and a rich fruit-and-oak amalgam on the bouquet. The wine is also rich and deep and brooding on the palate. Lots of foresty, earth-bound flavours and aromas, and it's more than simple fruit. Very good and great value.2017 - 2030
Tony Keys (2015 Vintage) says
Viognier does give a lift and perfume to Shiraz so is often welcome. This is a very smooth well-crafted wine offering plenty on the inward journey.
Patrick Eckel (2015 Vintage) says
They are known as the Grenache experts but the Shiraz Viognier produced by Willunga 100 is a consistent favourite of mine, it combines concentrated varietal fruit with more approachable floral notes before showing a more serious earthen side that makes it a bargain at $22. The inclusion of Viognier (5%) and well integrated oak give a generosity and seamless texture to the wine. The finish is a long and enjoyable mix of lifted plum, sweet earth and gentle spice.