Yalumba ‘The Virgilius’ Eden Valley Viognier 2010

Viognier from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 13-Jul-2014
8 barrels made. Very pale straw colour, lighter, with green hues. The nose is very tight and concentrated, quite tightly bound and restrained initially. Shy and more ginger then florals and apricot kernels, infused with minerals. Plenty of detail and intensity, growing in presence with aeration. The palate has tightness, intensity and linearity, with textural qualities as the focus. Clear-cut ginger, then exotic fruits and minerals. This flows following a firm, crisp line. Dry mouthfeel, carrying to a sustained finish. Quite European in expression today. One to keep and drink over 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit, WBP and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in French oak with batonnage. 18.5+/20 Jul 2014 RRP $54.99 Fruit from ‘The Virgilius’ vineyard in the Eden Valley, hand-picked, WBP, and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 11 months in seasoned French oak with batonnage. A selection of the finest barrels. Pale straw-yellow with green hues. This has an intensely powerful and cutting nose of exotic aromatics, showing orange blossom, tropical fruits and florals that open out in waves. Dry and fullish bodied, the flavours of exotic florals, ginger, spices, apricots and citrus fruits are piercing in their intensity. The power, drive and alcohol lends a sleekness of flow, the acidity more discreet, but sufficient for tension. The freshness becomes more apparent on the finish, the wine very long, crisp and fully nuanced. This will keep 5+ years. 19.0/20 Jun 2013 RRP $54.95

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