2004 Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier Barossa
Australia, South Australia, Barossa
Wine Rating: 90
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Week 1, Monday, Wine No. 2
95% Shiraz – 5% Viognier
Deep, dark purple color in the glass. The nose was surprising given the wine’s dark color, but it burst with floral aromas (that’s a big contribution of the Viognier to this wine). Along with flowers there are potent dark fruits, a bit of spice, and oak in the nose. The wine is pretty big in the mouth with bursts of ripe fruit – blackberry, plum, and blueberries. The mouth feel is round and pleasing. It’s a fruit-forward, bold, mouthful of wine. Slightly over oaked for my taste. The finish was long and well layered with substantial enough tannins for this to lie down and mellow a bit in the bottle over the next 3-5 years.
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