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Western Range Wines Julimar Shiraz Viognier

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When most people think of WA wine regions, they think of Margaret River first, then Great Southern but what about the Chittering Valley? Don’t worry if you’ve not heard of it because it’s WA’s little vinous secret, found just north of Perth. This Shiraz Viognier was awarded a very respectable 94 points from wine writer James Halliday. It’s got the trademark Viognier floral lift with black fruits, plum and vanillin oak before a medium bodied palate that’s balanced and moreish.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep garnet red with purple edges.

Bouquet: Intense aroma of mocha, plums and perfumed oak with a floral lift created by the Viognier.

Palate: Rich and full with generous oak and natural grape tannins, creates an intensely balanced long finish.

Cuisine: Ideal with juicy red meat dishes and dark chocolate.

Western Range Wines Awards & Accolades

TROPHY Best Red - Swan Valley Wine Show, 2008
TROPHY Best Shiraz - Swan Valley Wine Show, 2008
GOLD - Swan Valley Wine Show, 2008
GOLD - Perth Hills Wine Show, 2008
SILVER - Royal Sydney Wine Show, 2009
SILVER - Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2009
SILVER - Perth Royal Wine Show, 2009
3 Bronze Medals - From 2009 - 2011

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Western Range Wines Julimar Shiraz Viognier

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Focused red fruit bouquet with a touch of mineral complexity; fine and lively with precise fruit, a splash of oak and plentiful fine-grained tannins; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010
Ray Jordan (2007 Vintage) says
Outstanding follow-up to the excellent 2006. This is a multi-trophy and gold medal winner. Warm vibrant savoury plum aromas with a light earthy dusting. Full flavoured rich palate is lifted with the aromatics and spiciness of viognier. It's well balanced with ripe tannins and well-weighted oak merging seamlessly.
Ray Jordan's 2010 WA Wine Guide
WINESTATE (2007 Vintage) says
Almost magenta colour, this wine has a very ripe, liqueur-like nose and magnificent balance between top-notch, super-ripe fruit, velvety tannins and oak.
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A fragrant bouquet so typical of the blend; the medium-bodied palate has juicy red fruits, well-handled tannins and oak input. Long finish.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2009
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
Western Range, one of two largish wineries in the Perth Hills region, has its winery in the Chittering Valley but sources fruit from throughout the region. It has a superb 2006 Chardonnay and this delicious red. While some may be put off by the labelling, this is one of the great Western Australian bargains: juicy, densely concentrated with oak and extract matched by fruit weight, luscious blackberries and vibrant vanilla.
Quaff 2009
Ray Jordan (2006 Vintage) says
Damn good wine, this. IT was a very cool vintage but this suited the warmer areas such as the Perth Hills. Stacks of intense and concentrated riches on the palate which is seamless and velvety with very fine tannin and neatly applied oak.
Ray Jordan's 2009 WA Wine Guide
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
_Wow! lets have more,î enthused one delighted judge. A vibrant, juicy and perfectly balanced wine with distinctive violet aromas and delicious spicy/currant flavours, chewy oak and strong tannins.
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Smooth and supple, with enhanced red fruits, cherries and plums; has low oak: impact, and good length. Chittering Valley
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Simple chocolaty nose with sweet, jammy notes. The palate is supple, fine, fresh, and well made. Very good commercial style.
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Light- to medium-bodied; attractive spicy elements throughout blackberry and black cherry fruit, plus the usual viognier lift; fine tannins and overall elegance.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Voluptuous sweet apricot, blackberry and black cherry fruit; supple mouthfeel; good oak and tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005

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