Yalumba Hand Picked Eden Valley Shiraz + Viognier

With just 2% viognier skins for aroma, texture and complexity, winemaker Louisa Rose says the story of this wine is really all about Eden Valley shiraz, based on two parcels planted in 1973 and 1993. A benchmark of shiraz viognier in South Australia, it’s a wine of class and well-measured restraint. Its tiny touch of viognier lifts the aromatics without distracting from the purity and integrity of impressively characterful Eden Valley shiraz. Black plum and dark cherry fruit meets anise and dark chocolate in a style at once voluptuous and at the same time refined and beautifully persistent. $27 at Discount Wines.