This is exceptional Viognier. Benchmark. Be it Australian or French. This level of warmth is necessitated to showcase the exuberance of the variety: honeysuckle, apricot and ginger glaze. The billowing phenolic chew beautifully melded to a gentle wash of acidity. A plume of flavour brushing the cheeks. This could do with more phenolic pucker, but very fine. 95 points. Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.
All the perfume. Laden with candied ginger, jasmine, apricot and spice. It’s fleshy and viscous, but keeps itself tight and spicy. There’s some nutty flavour in the mix too, and a long fragrant finish. Sure, there’s a slight warmth, but mainly it adds positively to texture and weight. Very good. 94 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front December 2020.
Medium straw-yellow hue; the bouquet accurately presenting viognier fruit, with spiced apricot and orange aromas, rich and ripe, underlined by a subtle hint of nutty oak and the finish long and resonant. Obvious tannin on the finish. An intense and powerful wine with a long, impressive Yeringberg aftertaste. It would cope with hearty white-meat and poultry dishes. 92 points. Huon Hooke, Real Review January 2021.