Smallgully mrblacks shirazviognier

"Mr. Black's Concoction", Shiraz/Viognier 2010

Small Gully Wines

The Shiraz fruit for this wine is selected quite late in the growing season to coincide with the picking of a small parcel of Viognier with which it is co-fermented. While being quite ripe the Viognier gives the wine a slightly perfumed aroma which carries through to the palate

Country:
Australia
Region:
South Australia
Appellation/ava:
Barossa Valley
Vintage:
2010
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
96% Shiraz, 4% Viognier
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
90

Geek Out

Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
15.9
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
400

Reviews

  • "90 points. This firm-textured wine shows clarity and focus, playing the black currant flavors against hints of smoke and licorice, finishing with fine tannins. Best from 2015 through 2020. 400 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
  • "89 points. Opaque ruby. Dark fruit preserves, singed plum, licorice and dark chocolate on the deeply pitched nose. Lush, supple and broad, offering warm, smoke-tinged black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of licorice. On the decadent side, finishing with strong punch and just a hint of tannins. This big boy would be great with heavily dressed, strongly seasoned burgers off the grill, ideally with some smoky bacon involved." (International Wine Cellar)

Other Wines By This Producer