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Monday, 4 June 2012

Yalumba Organic Viognier 2011

Opened a couple of Viognier from Yalumba - Australia's pre-eminent, and pioneering, Viognier producer.  Here's the first note: on opening smells a little like a ferment kicking off with CO2 and bready, yeasty character.  Give little time - and you'll see a little creamy, honeyed citrus, suggestions of flaked almond too.

There's little in the way of overt Apricot that Viognier is often so redolent of - a background suggestion perhaps, with a little marzipan.

It's clean, honey and honeysuckle, good acid - suggestion of floral.  Little by way of textural interest.  the finish carries a hint of phenolic, raspy ginger.  Enjoy now. 87 - Good
Source: Sample
Price: $18.95 RRP
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: www.yalumba.com

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