2009 Madeleines Nangkita McLaren Vale Viognier
2015 Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier
- A riot of chunky peach and apricot fruit here, plump and full of flavour, all backed by proper cool and fresh acidity. White wine with flavour. 60
The wine is straw in colour with a green tint. The aromas show intense lifted fruit aromas of honeysuckle, apricot and spicy ginger. The nose has added complexity with wild yeast characters of cloves and spice.
The palate has a thick syrupy entry of full complex ginger, green apple and delicate apricot flavours, a creamy round and juicy palate with a hint of minerality. Natural yeast fermentation has contributed complexity and a generous textural palate.
The best feature of our Viognier is the universal appeal of the soft & creamy full palate weight. A great example of powerful fruit made with restraint.
James Halliday says:“
Bright colour; the cool climate invests the palate with a touch of citrus to accompany the peach and subliminal apricot, and a degree of minerality on the finish.90