Saturday, 5 October 2019

Boireann Winery Shiraz Viognier 2019

I popped into Boireann Winery while hanging out on the Granite Belt. A cute little producer of red wines, a change of ownership and winemaking in recent years has seen Brad Rowe taking the reigns from Peter Stark in the winery. I don't usually post barrel sample reviews, but why not for something different.

Note: Stark is still doing some consulting. A quick look through the 2019s and this Shiraz Viognier was one of my favourites. The Barbera and Shiraz were impressive too. Cabernet and Tannat were tannic beasts.

This wine is the flagship with pretty aromas from the outset. The Viognier component really shines bright like a diamond. Apricot and white flowers run riot. Rowe tells me the final blend will be around 17% Viognier - that's up there for such a blend. Stunning red plum and red berry aromas also captivate. Take a sip and blueberries fold over with ease with a touch of char and a granite minerality undertow. Well balanced at this point, there's a fabulously moreish length with a fine mat of tannin to close. Captivating now, I'd be very keen to see where things are at once it has been blended, bottled and had some time to settle.

To be released at the end 2020 (perhaps).


Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $65 (current vintage release 2017)
Source: Barrel sample

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