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2016 Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier

2016 Willunga 100 Shiraz Viognier

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 result? Well, it's a lovely generous red at a more than fair price.

$14.99 Per Bottle

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  • 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.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    '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. At its best: now to 2026.'
    94 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit 

    '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 - Jane Faulkner, Halliday's Wine Companion 

    '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.'
    93 Points - Patrick Eckel