Monday, 25 August 2008

Good Viognier.

Viognier is a fairly unusual grape and is not really drank in large quantities The best known area for fine Viognier is Condrieu in the Rhone Valley although very good examples are also produced in New Zealand and Australia. Im a great fan of Viognier and I have been drinking it with my dad.

2006 Saint Ferreol Viognier

This is excellent with a really high extract of flavour and body but with a touch of citrus acidity to liven it up. Rich luscious melon and a honeyed aroma with rich full bodied and smooth palate. The rich and creamy texture comes from the battonage stirring and french barrel aging used in the winemaking and it is well balanced with medium acidity and nectarine fruit. Very high quality wine.

BBR 94/100

No comments: