Wine Advocate #167 (Oct 2006) Robert Parker 90 points Drink 2006-2021. The blockbuster, super-powerful, rich 2004 Shiraz/Viognier (96% of the former and 4% of the latter) reveals notes of flowers, apricot jam, sweet creme de cassis, blackberries, and black truffles. Intense, full-bodied, and oozing with extract, this is a sensationally rich, nearly over-the-top, exotic, mouthfilling Shiraz that screams Barossa Valley. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Shiraz and Viognier co-fermented and then aged in a mix of new French and one year old French oak for 24 months. 130 doz cases produced. A small patch of our Semillon was chosen in 1999 to graft over to Viognier for the purpose of making this Rhone style wine, simply because we like it. It’s very exciting and we’re extremely pleased to present this wine to you. Despite being in bottle for only a couple of months, given time to breathe it has the wonderfully attractive aromas of ripe red berry fruits and peppery spice with the subtle sweet fragrance of viognier. Hobbs
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