Salvare Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2011

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 16-Jul-2012
Fruit from Robyn Week's site in Puketapu in the Dartmoor Valley, 63% fermented and aged in old oak barrels, the remainder in stainless-steel, to 13.0% alc. the portions blended after 10 months. Bright straw yellow colour with some lemon-green hues, pale on rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with deep aromas of apricots, musk and exotic florals, clear-cut varietal in expression, and with some soft restraint. Medium-bodied, softly rich and gently luscious fruit flavours of apricots, spices, herbs and exotic florals form a rounded mouthfeel with an attractive oiliness. The wine has good acid balance providing freshness and enhancing the fruit sweetness. Smooth in texture, the wine flows seamlessly to a long, sustained finish which shows a little alcohol warmth and pleasing unctuousness. This is a softly rich, smooth and viscous Viognier to pair with Asian seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3-4+ years. 18.0-/20 Jul 2012 RRP $24.90

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