Lark Hill Shiraz Viognier 2014


This is another excellent shiraz viognier release from Lark Hill in the Canberra District.  The 4% viogner contribution is co-fermented with the shiraz, and adds some texture, weight and a stone fruit kernel character.  If Clonakilla has set the benchmark for the S-V blend in this region and probably for Australia, this one isn't at all far behind at less than half the price.  It has aromatics of pepper, plum and spice.  The palate seems Rhône influenced with flavours in that peppery red plum spectrum with hints of apricot stones from the viognier, good length and a likeable purity of expression that left me wanting more.  Very Good

Abv: 13%, Price: $40, Source: sample, Vendors and website: http://www.larkhillwinery.com, Tasted: 2015
Canberra District
October 14, 2015
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