2015 Tahbilk Viognier
Tahbilk Viognier releases are considered to be best appreciated as youthful and exuberant wines when their distinguishing floral and stone fruit characters are to the fore.
Tahbilk 2015 Viognier is characterised by aromas of ginger, rose petals and citrus blossom; the palate is softly textured with apricot, stone fruit intensity, honeysuckle notes and a long fragrant finish.
Drink now to 2017/2019.
expert reviews about
2015 Tahbilk Viognier
Unusually delicate and subtle for viognier, with a spicy, floral bouquet of honeysuckle, cloves, cinnamon and ginger backed by creamy and nutty complexity plus reserved notes of apricot and tangerine. It?s brightly lit, fresh and focused, with a pure, translucent varietal presence of surprising suppleness and restraint, finishing long and gentle, with a refreshing acidity.2014-2017+The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
“Pale but bright quartz-green; here the vintage has helped create a Viognier with plenty of varietal presence (courtesy of peach and apricot) without investing the wine with the phenolics one often encounters.”James Halliday - winecompanion.com.au
Delicate, almost shy aromas of lemon blossom, spice and minerals precede a lean taut and edgy palate whose pure concentrated fruit is wrapped in a greenish, spiky acidity.2012-2013+The Australian Wine Annual 2013
2013Australian Wine Companion 2012
Pretty, floral and spicy, with a perfume of jasmine, apricot and peach backed by spicy notes of cinnamon and clove, it's supple, fine and elegant, with a reserved, tightly controlled palate of fresh, pristine varietal flavour that finishes spicy and savoury, but without the length for a higher rating.The Australian Wine Annual
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
Getting more interesting each year and showing the variety's full-rounded palate and peach apricot flavours. Drink young.Rob Geddes MW
Rather full-on and exaggerated, this is however an enjoyable and uncomplicated viognier with a luscious, voluminous expanse of apricot essence and tinned fruit, cloves and cinnamon backed by dusty, fine tannins. Fruit driven and surprisingly restrained, it's long, smooth and generous, but still manages to finish with a savoury aspect.Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
Getting more interesting each year and showing the variety's full rounded palate and peach/apricot flavours. Drink young.Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
Well made; varietal flavour is achieved without loss of finesse, freshness and length; a delicate apricot and citrus mix with crisp acidity.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Scented with cloves, cinnamon and orange blossom, its lime and tangerine-like aromas precede a fresh, citrusy palate of restrained varietal flavours, with a fine chalky undercarriage and a pleasing length of fruit finished by crisp, crunchy acids.Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
Has benefited from a year in bottle, gaining weight and complexity; apricot, toast and a touch of honey, then good acidity.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Tahbilk rules when it comes to marsanne. They've made it for decades and it is a fair bet that they have not only the oldest vines in the world but the most plantings. It does a 'bland caterpillar into beautiful butterfly' routine after a few years, but no one has the patience wait. On the other hand, viognier—another Rhone variety—is all about now. Masses of flavour from the get-go, with apricot dominant. Drink this while you wait for the marsanne to emerge.Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
Glowing yellow-green; very rich multi-fruit style, drizzled with honey; avoids phenolics on the finish.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Highly aromatic; the wine is laden with peach pastille mid-palate fruit, the finish clear and uncluttered.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Fragrant, with good varietal character; balanced, but fractionally short on the finish.Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Medium yellow-green; the full-blown bouquet offers dried fruit, pear and apricot aromas; the palate has similarly sturdy flavour, again showing some dried fruit characters, yet not phenolic. Thoroughly user-friendly.Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
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