With 98 points, this is the highest rated Shiraz-Viognier in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2021
"A vibrant crimson purple. A truly wonderful set of wines from Tom Carson in 2021, cementing (not that it's needed) his place as one of Australia's best winemakers and the Serrat vineyard as a great, modern-day site. Seductive aromas of cherry plums, dark cherries and raspberries, graphite, sandalwood incense and star anise. Even better on the palate, which is creamy textured, bright, crunchy and perfectly balanced. The tannins are silken and long. This seriously good and gorgeous wine can be enjoyed now and over the next 10–15 years, if not longer." Rating: 98 Points. Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)
Where this wine comes from - Yarra Valley
Just 50 kilometres from Melbourne, Victoria’s Yarra Valley is a star of the wine regions surrounding the city, known as the ‘Melbourne Dress Circle’. With plenty of microclimates and sub-regions, the Yarra Valley doesn’t have a weak link. Certainly the region’s reputation has been built on the quality of its cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. As far as Chardonnay goes, Yarra Valley strikes the right balance of ripeness, without going over the edge. There’s white peach, lemon pith and Fuji apple supported by a fine spine of citrus-like acidity complemented by supportive oak maturation. The region’s Pinot Noir certainly produces that ethereal quality that Pinot-philes go crazy for – with lifted cherry notes, texture and length. Pinosity? It’s here in spades. Don’t discount Yarra Valley Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, which also have a long history in the region and are being recognised for producing their own unique regional styles. Game on!