Viognier, Yalumba, Eden Valley, Australia, 2012, 14% abv, 13 GBP

Jolly good. Yes, the Winellama is in England. One of my first shopping forays was to get myself to a Waitrose and pick up some wine.

Not only was it the hottest day of the year in London, England, it was also ‘Pimm’s o’clock’ here at the same time in St. Alban’s.

But after that party passed, we opened up this Aussie Viognier from Yalumba to enjoy with barbecued chicken wraps and the last vestiges of the warmed British summer evening.

Clear and bright, medium lemon-green with light legs noted, on the nose the wine has aromas of bitter almonds, apricot kernel, lime rind and yellow grapefruit.

On the palate it’s dry with high alcohol and medium plus acidity and solid medium body. The medium flavour intensity includes lots of stone fruit – white peach, apricot and pear – citrus and a medium finish.

This wine is only WSET Good. We’d hoped it may be a little better than this, but did manage to completely enjoy it with grilled chicken wraps and fresh veggies. The company helped.


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2 Responses to Viognier, Yalumba, Eden Valley, Australia, 2012, 14% abv, 13 GBP

  1. Tina says:

    Is that your sister and niece?


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