2010 Turners Crossing Shiraz Viognier

Ralph Kyte-Powell
Fwd: 1st lot Bottle shots Uncorked 12/02/2013
Fwd: 1st lot Bottle shots Uncorked 12/02/2013 Photo: jdale@fairfaxmedia.com.au
Variety Shiraz blends
WINERY Turners Crossing
RRP 24

A top-notch Bendigo shiraz viognier blend that avoids the eucalypty traits of some central Victorian reds. Instead, it offers complex, elegant aromas of raspberries, glace cherries, spice and milk chocolate. The palate follows through smooth and seamless, medium bodied and succulent in flavour, with a sinewy backbone of fine tannins that should support some bottle age. First-class Victorian regional wine. (Screw cap; 14.5 per cent alcohol.)
Ageing? One to eight years.
Food ideas Roast veal; meatballs with anchovies and peppers.