2006 Kangarilla Road Shiraz/ Viognier
"Even better is the 2006 Shiraz - Viognier (8%). Kangarilla Road seems to have mastered this blend in which the Viognier component plays a significant rather than subsidiary role. The Viognier and Shiraz were co-fermented and aged for 14 months in new French oak. Opaque purple in color, the beguiling aromatics offer a kinkiness generally seen only in luxury cuvees such as Guigal`s La Mouline. Grilled meat, honey/floral elements, pepper, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur also play a role. Mouth-filling and rich, with layered, spicy black fruit flavors, all the components are in harmony. Although difficult to resist now, this tantalizing wine will drink well through 2021. It is a fantastic value (especially when you could buy three cases of this wine for the price of one bottle of La Mouline)."