Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yalumba South Australia 2014 Viognier

Yalumba South Australia 2014 Viognier,  $15.99 (gift), 85 points, poured a light golden color trending water clear at the glass edge.
Subtle toasty tangerine, soft vanilla, and a touch of honeysuckle were just okay.
Light-plus body managed good acidity and flavors of melon, lemon zest, ginger, and watermelon rind.
Finished long on ginger notes, an innocuous 13% alcohol, and the trailing palate, but as is often true with this varietal, developed residual flavors as it warmed, wood and an intensifying ginger lingered forever.
Paired okay with my fried pork chops and broccoli in a cheddar cheese sauce.


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  1. Had this Viognier in my Wines of the World class and found it just so-so. Love the label, though :)

    1. VG, was it the 2014?
      It could just be the evolution of my palate, but it seems I liked earlier vintages more.