Spade Oak ‘Vigneron’ Gisborne Viognier 2014

Viognier from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 08-Dec-2016
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. The bouquet is full and firmly packed with a core of ripe apricots, exotic tropical fruits and savoury yellow stonefruit kernels, along with complex notes of creamy and nutty oak and subtle oxidative detail. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate features rich and mouthfilling flavours of ripe apricots and tropical fruit, entwined with savoury stonefruit kernels and oxidative elements. The palate has a solid core with layers of creamy barrel-ferment textures melded with nutty oak and MLF lemon notes in a harmonious amalgam. The wine flows seamlessly, with good underlying drive, and the soft, integrated acidity enhances the roundness and richness. The wine carries to a fulsome, lingering finish. This is a rich, fulsome, complex flavoured Viognier with exotic fruit, creamy oak and a seamless mouthfeel. Serve with rich Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. From 2.2 ha in the ‘Spade Oak’ vineyard, indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc. and <2.0 g/L RS, the wine aged 9 months in seasoned French oak undergoing a little batonnage and 100% MLF. 19.0-/20 Dec 2016 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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