Hobbs Tango Shiraz Viognier 2021


Just 130 dozen made of this delicious Rhone style red, Shiraz with a dollop of Viognier. The fruit all hails from the Hobbs own vineyard and the grapes were co-fermented. Maturation was in new French oak. Dark maroon in colour, this is a balanced and yet powerful style with serious concentration. Warm earth, plums, black fruits, spices and bergamot. There is focus, balance and, even with the intensity, a little elegance here. A very long finish with ever-so-fine tannins too. This is one of the very best examples of the Shiraz Viognier blend one will find from this country. Drink for eight to ten years.