2021 Yering Station Shiraz Viognier

$40.00
$240.00
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The proud definition of our house style. These wines are produced from vineyards that are carefully managed by Yering Station’s team to ensure they reflect, and continue to reflect Yarra Valley’s hallmark characters.

Luscious and concentrated fruit with deep and engaging layers of spice from the fruit and fine French oak. This all overlays across a bold and gravelly tannin structure. A frame that will yield suppleness in its longevity

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Viticulture

98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier
2021
Yarra Valley

Tasting Notes

Dark red with a crimson hue.
Lifted purple florals, dark plum, blackberry fruit and five spice.
Full of beautiful red and dark blue fruits, with an underlay of spice and finely knit tannins that build a velvety mid-palate. Plenty more fruit and spice gently roll along followed by a fresh acidity culminating to a generous, complex finish.
Drink until 2032

Winemaking

14%
750ml
3.41
Hand picked de-stemmed. 2% of Viognier was co-fermented with Shiraz in open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily, then pressed to barrel. Matured in French oak for 18 months.

Professional Reviews

93
With 2% viognier, co-fermented; matured in 15% new French barriques and older 500L barrels. A medium and bright crimson red. Leaps out of the glass with its fragrant aromas of red and black fruits, violets, pink peppercorns and a little cedary oak. Packs a nice punch on the palate too. Medium bodied, supple and persistent; a hedonistic but balanced mouthful to enjoy now and over the next few years.
93
98% Shiraz and 2% Viognier. Lilac and violet blooms with bilberry and mulberry compote. Intensely concentrated black and purple fruits with highlights of tonka bean, caraway seed and cocoa bean. It’s edible in its palate chew and jam packed fruit weight with velvety tannins and a rounded finish. A sexy wine that delivers all the lust of Shiraz with a refreshing facelift from the minuscule splash of Viognier. Drink now and will cellar for up to 3 years. Serve with slow cooked oxtail in a meaty jus.
93
The little brother to the award-winning reserve Shiraz Viognier, that comes in around one-third of the price, certainly packs plenty of flavour and style. Super fragrant and floral in violet, lilac, black cherry and plum aromas. So inviting, medium-weighted, lifted and fresh on the palate, this is where intense black cherry fruit and spice come into their own, filling the mouth and holding your attention with oak well integrated. Not sure why more Yarra Valley makers don’t pursue Shiraz Viognier blends when the results are this good and inviting.
92
A restrained nose, rather than the usual yelp of excessive fruit and sweetness of the idiom. An element of mid-weighted refinement, as a result. Lilac, boysenberry and a skein of peppery freshness, towing some length. In all, a good drink for the opening act. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
91
The slick 2021 Shiraz Viognier offers up plush aromas of mulberry and blackberry, with a dusting of spice and fine French oak. Nice tension follows, with gentle tannins and fresh acidity providing a solid base to the flavors of dark cherry, soy sauce and Asian spices, gliding through to a solid finish.
91
Pretty aromas of cherry, dried flowers, violets, sweet spice and cola. The palate is fleshy, firm and vibrantly flavoured. Cherry, blueberry, spice and cedar are all doing their thing. The tannins are firm and layered and the acidity is fresh and crunchy, delivering shape and length.