Take two wines
Innocent Bystander Shiraz/Viognier 2008
From the Yarra Valley and other parts of Victoria; smooth, medium-bodied, with sweet, peppery fruit, light spice and a savoury note on the finish. Gently oaked, with a well-balanced structure and overall light touch. 14pc alc. ?14.99*
Willunga 100 Shiraz/ Viognier McLaren Vale 2007
Ripe and smoky, brambly berry fruit, tinged with minty chocolate. It spent time in both French and American oak barrels, and at 14.5pc alc it's a big wine, but restrained, the alcohol held in check by its generous fruit. €14.99*
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