2012 Quartz Hill Viognier

imageQuartz Hill have quite a knack with Viognier…and it’s by no means an easy grape to work with. The image is of the 2010 but the label remains the same.

Alluring perfume, texture and flavour. Honeysuckle, musk, crème caramel, tangerine and stonefruit. Lots of leesy, nutty influence and a bit of that earthen quality which can lift good Australian Viogniers to new heights. Rather creamy, not much in the way of oiliness. Avoids the flaccid trap with integrated citrusy acidity and a rub of tannin. Candied ginger and white pepper spice – a fair deal of it too. The flavour presents as a conglomerate rather than in detail but I rather like that in Rhone white varieties. 93

Region: Pyrenees
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $35


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