Friday, 1 April 2016

Boireann Shiraz Viognier 2015

In a line up of the new Boireann releases, this stood out head and shoulders. Attractive aromas had me hooked from the word go.

There's so much I find appealing about the wines from Boireann. Sure it's the small scale production, consistent high quality, meticulous attention to detail - all that and more. But despite Peter Stark's success with each vintage selling out in quick time, his price levels often fluctuate. Often wineries bang the price up and leave it regardless of vintage and quality. Peter puts the consumer first and margins later. Last year this wine went for $65 a bottle. This 2015 shoots for $30. Too cheap in my opinion - the quality is there deluxe.

A power perfume leaps out courtesy of blueberries, violets and fresh apricots from the 6% Viognier. Attractive. Delicate. Generous fruit flavours of dark cherry and blackberries intermingle with soft oak (50% new). Soft pepper cruises through leaving a fine and long finish in its wake.

I'll be lining up to get my share.

Cellar for up to ten years.


Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $30
Source: Sample

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