94 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
Delightful, sharply priced Hawke's Bay Viognier from the winemaking team behind the Morton Estate juggernaut before that brand was sold to international buyers.
Floral, lightly textural and with some obvious oak influence, this very appealing wine is vinted in the classic regional Viognier style. A brilliant Chardonnay alternative.
The winery writes "Perfumed aromas of white peach and vanilla spice. The palate displays rich stone fruit, tangering and honeysuckle flavours supported by a long oily finish."
Cameron Douglas writes "Very enticing bouquet with aromas of flowers then ripe white fleshed apricot, some peach and apple then a touch of toasty spice and mineral. On the palate - soft and silky textured with some contrasting acidity, plenty of weight and drive. As the wine opens up on the palate flavours of spicy flowers and stone fruit become more intense and classic with a lovely concentration and length. A delicious example with subtlety and finesse, floral charms and a core of fruit."
Great price for this Viognier