Blue Pyrenees Reserve Shiraz Viognier 2004

Dating from a period when shiraz viognier was perhaps at its most fashionable, at least in my mind, and thus most prone to error (think too much viognier or blends that needed more "blending"), this rendition from Blue Pyrenees is in fact a very good one.  A deep purple-ruby colour, aromatics of peppermint, plums, currants and menthol.  The palate is dry, with a medium to long finish with concentrated plum and currant flavours.  This is a very good shiraz viognier that is ready to drink now, and impresses due to its concentration of flavour, balance and some complexity with hints of dried herbs among the plums and currants.  Very Good

Abv: 14%
Price: low $30s
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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July 3, 2013

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