2018 Reserve Shiraz Viognier

$130.00
$780.00
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Our flagship Shiraz Viognier. Only made in the very best years, using only the very best parcels of fruit. Our Reserve wines epitomise time, place and effort in the purest of forms. Our very best expression of variety, viticulture, location, season and winemaking.

An immediate impact of blackberry and plum. Rich and complex with an array of savoury spice, typical to our Reserves, with a juicy center. Velvet-like tannins flow seamlessly from the middle palate, flourishing into a long and graceful finish.

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Viticulture

97.5% Shiraz, 2.5% Viognier
2018
Yarra Valley
A solid growing season in the Yarra Valley. Conditions encouraged very even fruit sets, resulting in big and strong canopies. Resulting wines are full of flavour, complexity and impeccable balance.

Tasting Notes

Jazzberry jam
Exotic bouquet of spices with dark plum, mulberry and a hint of French oak.
An immediate impact of blackberry and plum. Rich and complex with an array of savoury spice, typical to our Reserves, with a juicy center. Velvet-like tannins flow seamlessly from the middle palate, flourishing into a long and graceful finish.

Winemaking

14.50%
750ml
3.54
Shiraz and Viognier were co-fermented in open top fermenters. 100% whole berries were cold soaked for 5 days, gently hand plunged twice a day and then pressed to barrel. Matured in French oak barriques for 18 months.

Professional Reviews

94
A Reserve range has been made at Yering Station since 1997. This Shiraz Viognier version from the 2018 vintage includes a smidgen over 2% viognier, and saw 35% new (French) oak. Shiraz fruit was sourced from two vineyards, at Coldstream and Yarra Glen. There’s excellent concentration of fruit here. In fact intensity is the first and lasting impression. Oak is smoky, velvety and a touch bubble-gum-like but the richness of the fruit and its inlays of spice is the dominant player. Tannin, well, it’s firm, dry and serious, but you’d have to say that it’s integrated; it doesn’t stick out even though there’s a good deal of it. The overall wine feels a touch grumpy for now, a little too stern, but it wasn’t made to be pop and poured. In short it’s a wine of inherent promise.