Syrah-Viognier is a classic blend from the Rhône; this is an Australian take from the Mediterranean-climate McLaren Vale area.
With a couple of years in bottle, it's still very primary and, initially, fruit-driven; it is only with extensive aeration that it starts to show its more serious side.
5OS Project Shiraz Viognier (£16.99, Virgin Wines)
dark berry and morello cherry fruit, liquorice and spice with cool, minty florality; inky pencil shavings with ripe, very fine tannins; intense and concentrated.
Benefits from aeration and will repay cellaring.
Match with darker game such as venison or hare.
Matthew Jukes is also a fan.