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Angove 'Nine Vines' Shiraz Viognier

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The idea behind Shiraz and Viognier as a blend, is to lend a subtle aromatic lift and a softness to the mouthfeel. That’s exactly what Angove’s achieve with their version and we think it’s the kind of wine that will pair well with a Bolognese or pizza. Nicely medium bodied with black fruits and intense peppery notes as well as a touch of apricot from the Viognier. It’s a soft and comforting mouthful that gets better and better in the glass.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red with purple hues this medium bodied wine is bursting with aromas of spicy black pepper, exotic spice & lifted fruit flavour. with apricot notes. On the palate the wine shows complex rich berry fruits integrated seamlessly with delicate understated oak. The wine has a fleshy mid palate and structured rich fruit finish.

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Angove 'Nine Vines' Shiraz Viognier

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Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Sweet, jammy aromas of blackberries, and raisins with a musky, floral aspect precede an initially smooth and polished currant-like palate that becomes quite green-edged and metallic towards the finish.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
This is a robust Riverland red with lashings of vanillin oak, powerful, dense dark plum flavours, silky smooth texture, and substantial ripe tannins that are approachable. Perhaps not for the faint-hearted but a much-loved style
Quaff 2010 2009
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Quite polished but firm, this spicy young red brings some assertive apricot-like viognier influence to bear with its sweet, cassis and confiture-like expression of shiraz. It's musky and peppery, with undertones of redcurrants, raspberries and some restrained chocolatey oak, but lacks great length, finishing a little broad and short.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
To get the best from this, you need to either decant it or pour a little into a glass and then screw the cap back on to the bottle and give it a good shake - trust us, it's a tried and true method. Given time to breathe, this is a snazzy little number. It's a bit unusual, though, with flavours of gunsmoke and dried cherries, plums and obvious toasty, coffeed oak. It's juicy and fleshy and extremely well put together - and you have to love the price.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Peter Forrestal (2007 Vintage) says
There are concentrated dark plum characters here and decent smooth texture but the tannins dominate the finish and it's a bit grippy. Perhaps the barbecue is the perfect scenario to enjoy this.
Quaff 2009 2008
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Light, bright crimson-purple; vibrantly fresh and juicy, the viognier component working to perfection. Great drink-now style, slightly chilled.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
The viognier has a very marked impact on the bouquet, and also to the black cherry and plum fruit in great abundance on the palate; good tannin and oak support.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
There's some attractive wild berry aromas, ripe dark berry flavours, good weight, supple, smooth texture and gentle tannins.
Quaff 2008 2007

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