Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2011

I sense with Yering Station’s 2011 shiraz viognier that it has been handled very well in a difficult vintage.  The aromatics are really quite attractive with notes of black paper, clove, dried herbs and a core of freshly cut rosemary.  The viognier (5% of the blend) adds a viscosity to the palate, and the flavours are more in the redcurrant and red plum spectrum than darker fruits, supplemented by some stem characters.  The 36% new oak is absorbed into the wine without featuring.  This is a rather pleasant and certainly balanced wine that will suit current drinking.

Rating: Acceptable to Good, Abv: 14.5%, Price: $38, Source: sample, Vendors: http://www.wine-searcher.com/, Website: http://www.yering.com, Tasted: 2014

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