2020 Bobar Shiraz Viognier

Tom Belford's sexy, spicy Yarra Syrah. No additions. Lots of love.
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If you are looking for a rich, luscious Shiraz, best keep walking.

This is a super-light, crunchy version of Syrah, bordering on Rosé in terms of body and colour

It's as light and breezy as a red wine gets. Just picture Spring afternoons, a chilled bottle from the esky, cricket in the park and a tumbler full of this delightful ruby/pink juice in your tumbler.

No additions as usual.

Another totally loveable offering from Bobar!

Shiraz from Dixons Creek to the north of Yarra Glen in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, its extra altitude and gentle south facing slope lending restraint and purity was blended with a healthy dose of Viognier from the slopes to the west of Yarra Glen. A more expansive easterly slope with full sun exposure allows more silky ripeness to develop in the Viognier.


Both Shiraz and Viognier were picked the same day, the partly crushed whole bunches of Shiraz covered with whole bunches of uncrushed Viognier. After a week’s carbonic maceration it was crushed thoroughly by foot and allowed to ferment vigorously for 48 hours before pressing and transfer to older oak hogsheads for the completion of fermentation and maturation until spring. It was blended and bottled in November 2020 and matured in bottle for a further six months.


This super light red is rhubarb danish on the nose, deliciously savoury in the mouth. .

93 Points - "Shiraz is from Dixon’s Creek is the homebase for this wine, the Viognier is outta Yarra Glen. “Generous amount of viognier” goes in, and crushed shiraz goes on top. Foot stomped a bit later to mix it up and co-ferment a bit more.

Crisp and racy red of high sense of freshness and purity. Rips along the palate with light lactic creaminess then a Campari-like tang rumbles through. It’s such a vibrant, appealing, pretty red wine. So thirst-quenching too. Frisky number with plenty of fine detail." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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3 reviews
  • JK
    Jae K.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Amazing light juicy summer red!

    Have to decant it for 1 hour and chill it.

    It is bit bubbly initially but with 1 hr decanting it becomes smooth light juicy red that’s very fruity, with starwberry hue …. And very pretty colour! Highly recommmend it!

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    ruth c.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My favourite wine

    Such a light easy drinking red- with after tastes of cotton candy. I need to stock my cupboards with more of this.

  • TL
    Thuy L.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Gorgeous Yarra Glen wine

    Stunning Syrah. Soft, vibrant and great by itself or with food.

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