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It is hard to find a shiraz viognier below $20 so couldn't resist this bargain especially for our wine assignment (see website)  Logan Weemala #Shiraz Viognier 2013  A: Dark fruit with the Viognier (apricot) component apparent on the nose T: Dark plummy fruit with apricot tanginess from the viognier Tannins pretty smooth and integrated  Pretty good but slightly disjointed between the varietals  Like how giant robot Voltron is made up of 5 mini Voltron lions with 5 different pilots.  Awesome…

It is hard to find a shiraz viognier below $20 so couldn't resist this bargain especially for our wine assignment (see website) Logan Weemala #Shiraz Viognier 2013 A: Dark fruit with the Viognier (apricot) component apparent on the nose T: Dark plummy fruit with apricot tanginess from the viognier Tannins pretty smooth and integrated Pretty good but slightly disjointed between the varietals Like how giant robot Voltron is made up of 5 mini Voltron lions with 5 different pilots. Awesome…

On special at Dan Murphy's at the moment from $15 down to $10 Hard to resist especially with the mesmerising label design  I could drown in the colours... or the alcohol  Shottesbrooke Expression Series 2013 Shiraz  A: Dark berry and a little bit floral. Spiced sweet oak T: Dark fruit not complex. Starts fruit and merges a little into savoury territory. I think I detect some viognier in this mix.  Simple and smashable an easily quaffable midweek wine A Newtown Thai lunch special. Affordable…

On special at Dan Murphy's at the moment from $15 down to $10 Hard to resist especially with the mesmerising label design I could drown in the colours... or the alcohol Shottesbrooke Expression Series 2013 Shiraz A: Dark berry and a little bit floral. Spiced sweet oak T: Dark fruit not complex. Starts fruit and merges a little into savoury territory. I think I detect some viognier in this mix. Simple and smashable an easily quaffable midweek wine A Newtown Thai lunch special. Affordable…

So part of our shiraz blend wine assignment (see website) and was one of the more budget priced ($23) ones. I don't often see #shirazviognier at that price point very often!  Alkoomi 2010 #Shiraz #Viognier  A: Dark fruit dusty cedar notes. Viognier is subtle but pushed into the background  T:Plum but initial fruit quickly gives way to earthy savoury flavours. Tomato slight apricot tang mid solid tannic structure on the end  A bit too savoury and could use a little bit of sweetness. A toast…

So part of our shiraz blend wine assignment (see website) and was one of the more budget priced ($23) ones. I don't often see #shirazviognier at that price point very often! Alkoomi 2010 #Shiraz #Viognier A: Dark fruit dusty cedar notes. Viognier is subtle but pushed into the background T:Plum but initial fruit quickly gives way to earthy savoury flavours. Tomato slight apricot tang mid solid tannic structure on the end A bit too savoury and could use a little bit of sweetness. A toast…

Happy #Friyay!  This is a Dan Murphy's 2 for 1 deal at the moment and is effectively $10 a bottle.  I don't think anyone could argue with that price!  Hollick Stock Route 2012 #Cabernet Sauvignon #Shiraz  A: Fruity vanilla with a hint of spice T:Very fruit forward backed up by a solid oak backbone. Very juicy with a medium-high amount of acidity which actually does well to cut through the fruit.  Solid dependable and straight down the middle of the road in the good kind of way.  Like Hootie…

Happy #Friyay! This is a Dan Murphy's 2 for 1 deal at the moment and is effectively $10 a bottle. I don't think anyone could argue with that price! Hollick Stock Route 2012 #Cabernet Sauvignon #Shiraz A: Fruity vanilla with a hint of spice T:Very fruit forward backed up by a solid oak backbone. Very juicy with a medium-high amount of acidity which actually does well to cut through the fruit. Solid dependable and straight down the middle of the road in the good kind of way. Like Hootie…

Lately (being influenced by #WinechattySam) I am developing a taste for #Shiraz #Viognier (despite having trouble pronouncing "Viognier") and wanted to give this one from @yeringstation while out to dinner tonight.  Lean elegant and slightly peppery on the end.  The Viognier gives a lovely soft undercurrent on the aroma and length.  Like wearing underwear fancier than the fancy suit you got on.  #yarravalley #wine #winelover #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers #winesydney…

Lately (being influenced by #WinechattySam) I am developing a taste for #Shiraz #Viognier (despite having trouble pronouncing "Viognier") and wanted to give this one from @yeringstation while out to dinner tonight. Lean elegant and slightly peppery on the end. The Viognier gives a lovely soft undercurrent on the aroma and length. Like wearing underwear fancier than the fancy suit you got on. #yarravalley #wine #winelover #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers #winesydney…

Bought this in anticipation of this year's @darenbergwine release and thought it might be good to reffresh the baseline entry level #shiraz.  Blackcurrant a fruity aroma Dark fruit (black currant) with some savoury elements. Fairly smooth tannins with slight chew on the end. Oak and spice but fruit dominant. Jamminess.  Solid and dependable with an everyman charm. The Matt Damon of $15 Shiraz  #wine #winelover #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers #winesydney #sydneywine…

Bought this in anticipation of this year's @darenbergwine release and thought it might be good to reffresh the baseline entry level #shiraz. Blackcurrant a fruity aroma Dark fruit (black currant) with some savoury elements. Fairly smooth tannins with slight chew on the end. Oak and spice but fruit dominant. Jamminess. Solid and dependable with an everyman charm. The Matt Damon of $15 Shiraz #wine #winelover #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers #winesydney #sydneywine…

During my postgrad degree @ZilzieWines were the standard "house" drink at departmental gatherings. Seeing those gold Z's brings me back to dim lighting of Sydney Uni's Anderson Stuart courtyard on fuzzy Friday nights.  Surprisingly great aromatics. berries with an apricot tinge Red fruit quite simple but smooth tannins ending with dark chocolate bitterness.  A big hug from an old friend you fell out of contact for years.  #wine #winelover #wineblog #wineblogger #winetasting #winestagram…

During my postgrad degree @ZilzieWines were the standard "house" drink at departmental gatherings. Seeing those gold Z's brings me back to dim lighting of Sydney Uni's Anderson Stuart courtyard on fuzzy Friday nights. Surprisingly great aromatics. berries with an apricot tinge Red fruit quite simple but smooth tannins ending with dark chocolate bitterness. A big hug from an old friend you fell out of contact for years. #wine #winelover #wineblog #wineblogger #winetasting #winestagram…

WineChatty only recently discovered @LarkHillWine but this winery has rapidly become a favourite of ours.  Lark Hill Viognier 2015 Apricot and honey on the nose Floral honey and fruit but with a balanced acidity that finishes dry.  It then leaves you with a slight ginger afterburn.  Delicate and layered with a delayed kick at the end.  The pregnant pause before the band pumps the chorus into overdrive.  #wine #winelover #winetime #wineo #winenight #wineporn #winetasting #winestagram…

WineChatty only recently discovered @LarkHillWine but this winery has rapidly become a favourite of ours. Lark Hill Viognier 2015 Apricot and honey on the nose Floral honey and fruit but with a balanced acidity that finishes dry. It then leaves you with a slight ginger afterburn. Delicate and layered with a delayed kick at the end. The pregnant pause before the band pumps the chorus into overdrive. #wine #winelover #winetime #wineo #winenight #wineporn #winetasting #winestagram…

First GSM I've come across with viognier added into the mix! An interesting one for our wine assignment (see website)  @Henschke Henry's Seven 2014  N: Great aromatics with apricot at the forefront T: Leathery finish with rounded tannins slightly mouth drying at the end  Dark fruit & plummy but with red fruit spikes. Smooth and supple  Pinpoints of stars across a dark velvet sky  #wine #winelover #winetime #wineo #winenight #wineporn #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers…

First GSM I've come across with viognier added into the mix! An interesting one for our wine assignment (see website) @Henschke Henry's Seven 2014 N: Great aromatics with apricot at the forefront T: Leathery finish with rounded tannins slightly mouth drying at the end Dark fruit & plummy but with red fruit spikes. Smooth and supple Pinpoints of stars across a dark velvet sky #wine #winelover #winetime #wineo #winenight #wineporn #winetasting #winestagram #instawine #vino #cheers…

Tonight the ridiculous Sydney summer storms have put me in the mood for a red (despite the humidity) and I picked this interesting looking label at my local  Chalice Bridge The Quest 2008 #Shiraz #Cabernet  Cedar and cigar on the aroma Black Berry/Currant with a fairly firm tannic structure.  Very subtle earth toasty tobacco notes but predominantly fruit dominant.  Uncomplicated dependable and does the basics well. A classic fighter/tank in a hack and slash role playing game  #wine…

Tonight the ridiculous Sydney summer storms have put me in the mood for a red (despite the humidity) and I picked this interesting looking label at my local Chalice Bridge The Quest 2008 #Shiraz #Cabernet Cedar and cigar on the aroma Black Berry/Currant with a fairly firm tannic structure. Very subtle earth toasty tobacco notes but predominantly fruit dominant. Uncomplicated dependable and does the basics well. A classic fighter/tank in a hack and slash role playing game #wine…

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