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2016 Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier

2016 Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier

$15.99 Per Bottle

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$14.99 (Buy 6 or More)

14.0%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
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$15.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Willunga 100 has made a name for itself with great McLaren Vale Grenache over the years, but this Shiraz Viognier might be - sneakily - it's most popular wine. 

    The small inclusion of 5% Viognier make this a real riot to drink. You get all the delicious, mouthfilling Shiraz fruit, but with an exotic lift of Viognier. It's like walking past a perfume stand on your way down Shiraz street.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • McLaren Vale Shiraz with a small amount of Viognier in the blend.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    The colour is bright Purple intensity, solid to the core. The nose is offering a tremendous lift of spice from the Viognier, dark black berries supported in the background by the careful use of oak. The palate is rich and luscious with the fruits dominating harnessed by flowing tannins that are long and lasting.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • Before their first vintage in 2005, the Willunga 100 team explored the McLaren Vale vineyards and came across plots of 50-year-old Grenache vines. At this time, most of the wine produced from this fruit was destined for blending as there was little demand for top quality Grenache. Willunga 100 decided this had to change, so they made these vines their focus and gave them the attention they deserved. The Willunga 100 team haven’t looked back since. The soils in McLaren Vale are among the oldest in the world, estimated at over 500 million years. The resulting low vigour and old vines combine to produce low yields in the vineyard and stunning, concentrated fruit. Willunga 100 take their name from the historic ‘Hundred’ (administrative area of 100 square miles) of Willunga that was established in 1839 - only three years after the settlement of South Australia – and today marks the land from which much of their fruit is sourced. The tree featured on their bottle label is an old River Red Gum, which stands tall over the vineyards and was already over one hundred years of age when the first vines were planted in McLaren Vale in the 1840s.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    SAM KIM - WINE ORBIT


    A delicious offering; the beautifully lifted bouquet shows black/blueberry, plum jelly, chocolate tart and cedar characters. The palate is concentrated and beautifully rounded, offering gorgeous fruit purity as well as richness, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and supple tannins.

    93 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    The viognier is a 5% splash and it makes its presence felt from the wonderful rich hue to the floral aromas distinctly violet and lavender. The palate is full-bodied without question, a morass of plums, dark molten chocolate, blackstrap licorice and cedary oak; the savoury, decisive tannins and sparky acidity ensuring this should last some distance.

    93 POINTS

    PATRICK ECKEL


    Known as the Grenache experts, Willunga 100 do a great Shiraz Viognier that is a bargain at $25. A dark red with purple hues towards the rim, the nose is steeped in plum and dark chocolate with a touch of liquorice all sorts and a floral lift from the inclusion of Viognier. There is a suppleness to plum fruit on the palate with oak giving richness and is a great juxtaposition to fine but distinctively earthen tannins. Milk chocolate melds with dark fruits to finish with generous length.