Three Golds to start the wine show season!

Scion’s Viognier 2015 picked up a Gold medal at the Rutherglen Wine Show, while our Durif Viognier 2014 and Durif 2014 both scored Gold in the North East Victorian Wine Challenge.

We now have 4 x Gold medal winners and 5 x 90+ point scorers among our current-release wines.

Scion’s Rosé, Durif and Durif Viognier have had some ripper scores and reviews, which you can check out below.

Three gold wine show medals for Scion Vineyard

Scion Rosé 2016 -- 93/100 in The Wine Front (Campbell Mattinson):

It’s dry and savoury and boasts a distinct firmness. A few sips and it has you singing out for another round of ‘plates’. Cut, polish, detail, satisfaction. Uncompromising in an entirely praiseworthy (and enjoyable) way. On song.

Scion Durif Viognier 2014 -- 94/100 in The Weekend Australian magazine (James Halliday):

Vigneron Rowly Milhinch has made the traditional image of durif stand on its head. It's vibrant and fresh, imposing red nuances in the foundation of dark berry fruit flavours. Its balance is such that you can enjoy it now or in ten years.

Scion Durif Viognier 2014 -- 93+/100 in The Wine Front (Campbell Mattinson):

It takes time to coax it forward. It has a pretty face but the mainstay of fruit isn’t going anywhere in a hurry. Slowly does it. Leather, rust, iodine, blackberry and anise. A distinctive palate, slaked with tannin, fruit-driven but with a clear pitch towards savouriness. Viognier seems to have been dialled back from previous releases, adding a sheen to the wine and not much more. We’re in excellent territory here.

Scion Durif 2014 -- 93/100 in The Wine Front (Campbell Mattinson):

It’s dense and tannic but it also feels fresh and modern. This has been beautifully put together. Tar, saturated plum, chicory and cedar flavours make for hearty drinking, though the wine’s soft texture and overall freshness keep it from ever feeling weighed down. Now – with a decant – or much later, it will work equally well.

Tim White also scored this wine 93+/100 in the Australian Financial Review.