Rocky Gully Shiraz Viognier

Rocky Gully Shiraz Viognier
Australia, $27 +34926
In our May issue we wade into the wonderful things that happen when you add just a touch of white grape viognier to burly syrah/shiraz grape. The French pioneered it with their magical Côte-Rôties but the Aussies have brought the concept to the masses-i.e. you and me. At first blush this cute-labeled bottle from Rocky Gully looks like just another quaffable offering from down under, but inside lurks a silky, smoothly balanced wine that evokes nothing so much as a bowl of peppered peaches. A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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