Wow - week 20! I'm well on my way to becoming a card carrying member of AA.
Helpful Husband picked this one out, and you know what that means: he spoke to a salesperson. He highly recommended the Angove and said it was one he kept going back to. It will be the first Shiraz blend that I will review on the blog. Apparently it has "received a heart-warming tickle from the little known white Viognier grape" - so we'll see how that goes.
Angove: Shiraz Viognier (Australia, 2008)
"When fermented together the small amount of Viognier takes the Shiraz out of its comfort zone and into a whole new stratosphere... Careful oak maturation has allowed the two varieties to conjugate their relationship and emerge as one."
Finally! Label notes that include a grape love story! These grapes are conjugating their relationship people - how beautiful is that?
This is the weirdest wine I have ever sent passed my lips. Whoa. It is like being served a grilled cheese sandwich, but having it taste like peanut butter. This wine is a very deep red/purple color, but it smells and tastes like white wine. I don't usually drink white wine, but I will say that the slight Shiraz (or at least red) element did redeem this wine for me. I think it had an interesting taste that I wouldn't mind trying again, but it isn't a favorite by any means... maybe more of a conversation piece than an excellent wine.
Helpful Husband Tip: "Weird, and I don't know if I like it."
My brother also tasted this and commented: "Well, it is bizarre, but I think it is more hit than miss"