Friday, November 27, 2009

Logan Weemala Central Ranges Shiraz Viognier 2007

Lately I have had a fascination, more a hankering really, for wines produced from Orange and the Central Ranges in NSW. There are plenty of good wines coming out of these areas but you have to look for them. One thing I also have to say is do not dismiss these areas because they are not that well known; our wine drinking habits have come a long way since Mateus and ‘Man and Woman in Boat’, aka Coolabah cask wine, but I digress.

The Logan Weemala Central Ranges Shiraz Viognier 2007 is packed with wonderful layers of fruit and savoury notes. Deep garnet with a purple tinge to it, this wine throws plum and rhubarb on the nose. In the mouth there is an abundance of licorice and morello cherry with the faintest hint of apricot kernel at the end. Add in the silky smooth tannins and even acid, this is a wine that will last for at least seven more years yet is drinking absolutely fantastic now. Another great find from Blackheart and Sparrows.

Great balance and length; a real crowd pleaser this one!

Drink with roasted pork and especially the crackling!
Drink till 2015
Screwcap 13.5%v/v $19 from Blackheart and Sparrows, Lygon St Brunswick

1 comment:

  1. Hey Tim

    I really enjoy your blog.

    Is that really the price? These wines are available from one of the big supermarket chains here in Hong Kong and sell for HK$80, about A$11! I haven't tried the Shiraz Viognier, but like the rest of the range I've had. I'm a big fan of their estate range Shiraz which sells for about HK$120 (A$17). As a bonus the Logan wines are all so beautifully packaged.