Turners Crossing Shiraz Blend Bendigo Shiraz Viognier 2006

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Very deep red colour, the aroma has intense ripe red and black fruits with no overt jammy elements and some complex spiciness and savoury elements and slight Viognier aromatics. The palate is complementary to the aromas, rich, round and moderate in weight with intense fruit and some savoury, earthy elements, lovely framing spicy persistent tannins and lingering balanced mineral acidity. The wine is very complex and represents the classical Bendigo terrior in an excellent year. Although the wine is rich, it is ironically still “tight” and therefore, will also benefit with aging.

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Color: Red
Blend: Syrah, Viognier
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Turners Crossing:
Turner’s Crossing Vineyard is located in Bendigo, an historic wine-growing region in Central Victoria, Australia. The vineyard is located on the banks of the Loddon River, at Turner’s Crossing, a popular ford used by local farmers in the mid to late 1800s. For well over a century the ranges of Central Victoria surrounding Bendigo have been home to some of Australia’s greatest wines. The first... Read more
Turner’s Crossing Vineyard is located in Bendigo, an historic wine-growing region in Central Victoria, Australia. The vineyard is located on the banks of the Loddon River, at Turner’s Crossing, a popular ford used by local farmers in the mid to late 1800s. For well over a century the ranges of Central Victoria surrounding Bendigo have been home to some of Australia’s greatest wines. The first grapes were planted in the region in 1856, just after the start of the massive gold rush. The gold rush brought tens of thousands of hopeful diggers from around world, many of whom had extensive knowledge of the wines and foods of Europe. Their knowledge, combined with the exceptional quality of Bendigo fruit, yielded wines of such distinction that the judges at the 1873 Vienna Exhibition were heard to exclaim of Bendigo’s early Hermitage (Shiraz) that “no Colonial wine can be that good!” The tradition of great wines in Bendigo continues, as evidenced by the accolades in the press and the numerous awards at wine shows throughout Australia. Read less
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Member Reviews for Turners Crossing Shiraz Blend Bendigo Shiraz Viognier

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Snooth User: PortfolioWines
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4.00 5
05/13/2009

Tasted this wine last night and found it to be impressive in structure, spice and balance, despite the 14.5 alcohol, The palate is rich, ripe and full-bodied. Leather, tobacco, ripe dark plums and earthy spice on the nose.



Very deep red colour, the aroma has intense ripe red and black fruits with no overt jammy elements and some complex spiciness and savoury elements and slight Viognier aromatics. The palate is complementary to the aromas, rich, round and moderate in weight with intense fruit and some savoury, earthy elements, lovely framing spicy persistent tannins and lingering balanced mineral acidity. The wine is very complex and represents the classical Bendigo terrior in an excellent year. Although the wine is rich, it is ironically still “tight” and therefore, will also benefit with aging.

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