FIVE STARS 95 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
TOP DRAWER HAWKES BAY VIOGNIER
Stocks of this limited release wine are always in short supply. Snooze and you'll lose.
Elephant Hill are well known for their highly sought after Hawkes Bay Viognier and this plush 2019 release ticks every box for us. This is delicious summer wine - beautifully fresh, fragrant and balanced. 60% barrel fermentation and lots of attention in the winery has added complexity and creamy mouthfeel and pushes this wine into the 'must try' category for any discerning Viognier fan.
Sam Kim writes "A stunning expression of the variety; the complex and engaging bouquet shows ripe apricot, honeydew melon, fig and rich floral aromas. It’s equally impressive on the palate, delivering excellent concentration and expansive mouthfeel wonderfully enhanced by plush texture and beautifully pitched acidity, leading to an opulent, sumptuous finish."