If you’re tuning in to WWEI late then I’d best let you know that I do like my Australian takes on Rhone white blends. Texture, exoticism and the ability to bring something a little different to certain richer dishes or creamy curries all play a part in my enthusiasm. The 2012 is a smart rendition from TarraWarra.
Plenty of cheesy, leesy funk on the nose. It throws a bit of a blanket over the honeysuckle perfume but tempers the forward peach and apricot fruits. Candied ginger, lemon curd, barley, nuts and herbal tea all play a part in a very layered wine. Full-bodied and waxy but with a decent line of acid. Certainly on the ripe and rich side but I like it. Not one for the cellar I wouldn’t think. Crack it and enjoy it now. 92
Region: Yarra Valley
Tasted: August 2013