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2006 Boire­ann Shi­raz Viog­nier THE 2006 Boire­ann Shi­raz Viog­nier ($50, 95 points) is vivid crim­son-pur­ple, as be­fits the blend of 95 per cent shi­raz and 5 per cent viog­nier. It has layer upon layer of vi­brant fruit, lifted and en­livened by the viog­nier, and ripe tan­nins that, while rel­a­tively soft, will help carry the wine for 20 years or more. Its al­co­hol of 13.8 per cent is a fur­ther guar­an­tee of longevity, even though it is al­most in­evitable that few pur­chasers will be able to re­sist its charms for more than a few years. The win­ery cel­lar door at 26 Don­nellys Cas­tle Rd, The Sum­mit, Queens­land, is open seven days, 10am to 4pm, but it’s wise to phone to check which wines are avail­able. (07) 4683 2194. James Halliday

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