Trinity Hill Gimblett Gravels Hawke’s Bay Viognier 2012

Viognier from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 12-Feb-2014
Deepish light golden colour. This has a very full, broad and opulent nose with ripe apricots, oranges and tropical fruits. Some botrytis? There is a complex layering of oak and exotic fruits. Dry to taste, this is a full, openly accessible style with lush and opulent tropical fruits, orange zest and apricots. The flavours are soft, broad and mouthfilling, but kept fresh with good acidity and liveliness. The flavours flow with some decadence to a dry, soft-textured, sustained finish. This will drink well over the next 2-3+ years. 18.5/20 Feb 2014 Bright straw-yellow colour with light golden hues, pale on rim. The nose is full with broad, ripe, apricotty aromas entwined with savoury tropical fruits, exotic florals and citrus fruits that build with depth. Dry to taste, rich and up-front ripe apricot fruit flavours are allied to exotic fruits with a fresh, minerally note. The palate is open with dry, mouthfilling textures, but a good core combines with some alcoholic power drives the flavours that carry through to a lingering finish underlined by fine acidity. This is a fulsome, up-front and textural, dry Viognier, with ripe apricot flavours. Serve with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 3+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Gimblett Estate’ and ‘Gimblett Stones’ sites, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French oak to 13.8% alc. and 2.8 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees, undergoing partial MLF. 18.0-/20 Oct 2013 RRP $35.00

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