Waimea Estates Nelson Viognier 2010

Viognier from New Zealand - Nelson
Review Date : 21-Dec-2011
Fruit from the ‘Annabrook' vineyard, WBP, mainly tank-fermented, but with the pressings barrel-fermented to 14.5% alc. and 7.9 g/L rs, the wines given lees-stirring. Bright straw-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on edge. The bouquet is densely packed with ripe exotic fruit and orange blossom aromas along with a faint thread of complexing flinty reduction that integrates as the aromatic open out with layers of detail. Dry to taste, this is full-bodied with lovely flavours of ripe, exotic tropical fruits, apricots and citrus blossom. Some alcohol warmth is evident on attack, adding to the robustness of the palate, which displays near-unctuous and oily textures. Good acidity provides sufficient freshness and tension, and carries through to a smooth, nuanced finish. This full-bodied and rich, textured wine has the depth to match flavoursome Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 3-4+ years. 18.5-/20 Dec 2011 RRP $23.00

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