2012 Yalumba Y Series Viognier

As was the case with the 2011, this cannot be reduced to a bottle of alcoholic apricot jam. It’s full-bodied and plush and it won’t suit everyone but I think it’s a good wine in its own way.

Smells of peaches (a few canned but many fresh), lychees and ginger with dried and fresh apricots in the background. Slightly nutty too. Honeysuckle and musk add further complexity and appeal. It’s a fetching and exotic fragrance. Some tangerine accented acidity livens up the palate which still has a fair degree of unctuousness. Further textural interest is generated by gentle phenolics which contribute tension to the finish. A lingering note of warm ginger spice remains in the mouth after swallowing…or spitting, as the case may be. I reckon the value here is excellent. 88 Good

Region: South Eastern Australia
Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $12.95
Tasted: October 2012


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