Yalumba ‘The Virgilius’ Eden Valley Viognier 2016

Viognier from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 15-Aug-2017
Straw-yellow colour with lemon hues and light golden tints. The nose is full and rich, soft and smelling ‘textural’, with ripe apricots and subtle exotic lifted florals, citrus zest and complexing nuances of nutty oak. Dry, but rich, intense and luscious on palate, the flavours are intense and gently mouthfilling with aromatics, with apricots, florals and citrus zest. This has depth and weight, with some unctuousness, but well-balanced with underlying acidity. The phenolics are integrated and carry the wine to a long and voluminous finish. Exceptional in expression, with poise. Match with rich white meat and seafood dishes over the next 3-4 years. A blend of fruit from predominantly mature vines with new clone material, hand-picked, WBP, and indigenous yeast barrel-fermented to 12.5% alc,, the wine aged 10 months in seasoned barriques and puncheons with batonnage. This is a selection of the best 8-10 barrels from 90-95 produced. 19.0/20 Aug 2017 RRP $54.50

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