Mudbrick ‘Reserve’ Waiheke Island Viognier 2015

Viognier from New Zealand - Northland & Auckland
Review Date : 03-Jul-2016
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with some green hues, very pale on the rim. The nose is softly full and gently voluminous with aroma of ripe tropical fruits, exotic florals, citrus fruits and musk, unfolding nutty oak and flinty lees elements. The aromatics grow to show density and a concentrated core. Dry to taste and full-bodied, rich and lusciously bold, sweetly ripe fruit flavours of exotic tropical fruits, florals, citrus zest, honey and musk show with complexing lees, flint and nutty detail. The rich, fleshy palate is supported by underlying alcoholic body guiding the wine. Soft acidity enhances the opulence, and the wine carries to a long, exotic nuanced finish. This is a rich, lusciously exotic Viognier with exotic tropical fruit, citrus zest, honey and musk, with a fulsome, balanced palate. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 4+ years. Fruit from ‘Shepherd Point’, ‘Obsidian’ and ‘Browns’ vineyards, WBP and fully barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts to14.8% alc. and 2.8 g.L RS, the wine aged 6 months in 30% new French oak barriques, with 40% MLF. 175 cases made. 19.0-/20 Jul 2016 RRP $48.00

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