2009 d’Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

I’ve got a whole bunch of d’Arenberg reviews to get up on site but I’d like to start with this one as it was such a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting so much freshness from a three-year old Viognier. It seems a synergy exists between the region and the variety.

The nose is of intense orange blossom, musk, apricot (fresh and dried) and ginger. The palate follows suit but a lively burst of acidity provides a great frame off which the flavours hang. It’s textural but not oily or fat. Great value at twenty bucks. Very Good

Region: Adelaide Hills
Alcohol: 13.1%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $20
Tasted: April 2012


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2 Responses to 2009 d’Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

  1. With a glass in hand of the ‘Ditch I have to agree, what a great wine! Lovely texture being the real standout feature.

  2. Spot on Michael, when they get these sort of wines right texture is always a stand out. They’ve nailed it here.


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