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Sunday 2 October 2011

Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Shiraz Viognier 2008

There's gold in them hills and K1 winery by Geoff Hardy turns out some liquid gems.  This, a Shiraz Viognier, showing the lifted aromatics of the Viognier in the foreground with some background 'meat', pepper and earth.

It's smooth and silken on entry before an initial hit of sweet black and red fruits hit you, leading to a touch of cola.  The wine demonstrates this interesting, almost in turns, balance of sweet and then savoury tastes.

The finish further shows smooth integrated spice, very fine tannins and a hint of resurgent cola.  All up good drinking.  No idea what it cost, I engaged in some playground 'swaps' with a colleague at work.  Can't recall what he got in return.

Source: Swapsies!
Price: $18
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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[This post was edited at 12:28 on 04/10/2011 to include a price, bottle image and update the winery website to]


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