2011 was cool and punctuated by regular rainfall.
The long ripening period has given us intense flavours at lower sugar levels.
The Viognier is pristine with vibrant fruit characters and more than a whisper of elegance and sophistication. Pear, apricot and ginger notes with some complex barrel ferment characters on the nose.
A balanced palate carrying classic viognier richness without being heavy or cloying.
Tim Kirk's mastery of all facets of winemaking allows him to thread the needle of viognier with disarming ease.
"vital and alive"
The wine has the full suite of viognier varietal characters, including the X factor of ginger that neatly balances the apricot and peach, and (joined with barrel ferment complexity) leaves the wine vital and alive on the back-palate and finish. 95 points
James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2013
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