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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Murray Street Vineyards Black Label Viognier

Murray Street Vineyards winemaker Andrew Seppelt shows a deft hand with the traditional varieties from the Rhone.  Viognier can be a bit of a tricky customer: "hard to grow, perplexing to make" and not something that necessarily shines in warm regions like the Barossa.

But here Murray Street have crafted a wine that's true to variety, there's apricot -  without it being to shrill - vanilla, honeysuckle and notes of almond.

In the mouth the wine shows good balance, textural feel and nutty complexion - the wine spends 6 months in old French Oak to help achieve this - there's some rich mouthfeel, texture but not overt viscosity.  All backed up with a good acid framework. Paired rather nicely with butter chicken. 89 - Good
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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