2010 Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

yalumba virgiliusEach year, Louisa Rose hones the Virgilius. And each year many of us say it’s looking the best we’ve seen it. There’s an intense focus to the 2010 - increased structure and precision. Even a sense of tightness within the luxury.

Floral aromatics, fresh ginger, white peach, ruby grapefruit, fresh and Turkish apricots abound. A stamp of quality oak and adroit use of lees to add texture without losing any definition or detail. Layered with length to burn with a refreshing sense of minerality. You can get stuck in now or give it some time in the cellar. Everything is in place for it to handle bottle age. 95 Excellent – Exceptional

Region: Eden Valley
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $49.95
Tasted: April 2013


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2 Responses to 2010 Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier

  1. Luca says:

    Jeremy, i’m curious – why do you say Turkish apricots specifically? Are you referring to the brown dried ones that aren’t treated with SO2? Does your comment relate to the so2 treatment of this wine?

  2. Hi Luca – yes, those brown ones without the SO2. Sweeter, more exotic. Part memory, part poetic license on my part. I tend to write between metaphor and phenomenology…because that’s the best lens through which I can make sense of life and wine. The descriptor is not intended to imply anything about the SO2 treatment of the wine in question. It doesn’t contribute to any technical understanding of the manner in which the wine was made.

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