GOLD MEDAL & TROPHY: NZ International Wine Show “Inky dark red with crimson edges and a fragrance that is quite beguiling, it must be the Viognier component in there that’s adding a floral allure to the spicy, creamy oak scent. On first tasting it seems quite biscuity – Shrewsbury biscuits (with the red berry jam filling) come to mind – the texture is velvety smooth and the flavours are just so juicy and succulent with spiced cherries, Black Doris plums, a hint of chocolate and a creamy oak finish with a flourish of spice.”
Johnny Q Shiraz Viognier
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Archetypal Aussie shiraz in style, Johnny Q (from Italian-heritage winemaker John Quarisa) isn’t the most subtle type, but there’s no questioning its value. Dark berries and spiced plums mark the nose, sweet oak is in balance, and it tastes rich, ripe and satisfying. It makes great sense with spicy Italian sausages.