Impressive stuff from Yalumba who have pioneered this variety in Australia. They also do an excellent cheaper Viognier in their Y series which is almost as good. But this version, from their home in the Eden Valley, is quite serious. A really good expression of this variety.
Yalumba Viognier 2010 Eden Valley, Australia
13.5% alcohol. Complex nose of peach, pear, nectarine, coconut and vanilla. The palate is beautifully textured with pear and melon fruit complemented by spice and lychee notes. Rich textured yet dry with real intensity of flavour and lovely fruit expression. 91/100 (£10.99 Waitrose)
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I really like the ‘Y Series’ and have tried this wine (Eden Valley) a couple of times. I really like the flavour and texture but was put off by the heat on the finish when I tried both the 08 and 09 – I know the style they are aiming for is ripe and rich (and I’m no expert) but for my palate the heat overshadowed the fruit purity and put me off it – I felt no desire to use the rest of the bottle ! Perhaps I’ll give the 10 a bash !?