This small but significant category of wines solidifies the shiraz viognier blend as an accepted wine in its own right. This style represents the output of some of Australia's best winemakers, with the malleability of shiraz in the context of climate and terroir in no way diminished by the inclusion of 5% (plus or minus) of co-fermented viognier. James Halliday's best shiraz viognier of the year hails from the Yarra Valley – put it and other top-rated examples from the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion on your list. 

James Halliday on his 2021 shiraz viognier: 

2019 Serrat Shiraz Viognier

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The perfumed red fruit bouquet is enticing but it's the palate that makes the wine, with flavours of black cherry and texture woven together from the start to finish, the aftertaste lingering for minutes.