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d'Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

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d'Arenberg The Last Ditch Viognier

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Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
This complex wine is more restrained taut and savoury than many with barrel ferment ripe fruit and winemaking work giving a long and complex palate.
Rob Geddes MW
88
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Heavily worked, thick and almost oily, this wild and funky viognier has a meaty, sweaty bouquet of tangerine, apricot and struck match with spicy, musky undertones. Round and juicy, it's unctuous and mouthfilling, but tends to stick onto the palate rather than glide down it. It finishes with rich, tropical fruits, a faint sweetness and a fresh acidity.
2011-2014
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
An impressive example, and very well priced; it has varietal flavour, but also the freshness and zip that is so often lacking.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
92
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
A spicy, musky and deeply flavoured viognier of considerable shape and freshness. Scented with floral, musky notes of tangerine, rose oil, cinnamon and cloves, it's long and luscious, with a bright and focused palate that is relatively tight and linear for this variety. It's underpinned by fine, powdery phenolics and its lingering core of fresh fruit culminates in a fresh and racy finish with tangy acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
91
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
This complex wine is more restrained, taut and savoury than many, with barrel ferment, ripe fruit and winemaking work giving a long and complex palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A peppery viognier, with apricot fruit coming in second; quite rich, and nicely even on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
A punchy, ripe viognier with plenty of rich, ripe orange fruits and warm fresh-picked apricot aromas. The palate has almost tropical flavours, mango and pawpaw, slippery rich texture and some warmth through the finish. A bigger Style.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
91
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Savoury and meaty, with lifted floral aromas and a delicious core of spicy tangerine and melon-like fruit, this smooth and juicy viognier delivers a sumptuous viscosity balanced by fine-grained dusty phenolics, nutty complexity and refreshing acids. It's long, warm and harmonious, with assertive varietal qualities that build towards the finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
91
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
This complex wine is more restrained, taut and savoury than many, with barrel ferment, ripe fruit and winemaking work giving a long and complex palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Distinctive and quite weighty varietal mouthfeel, but not heavy, oily or phenolic; moderate alcohol is counterbalanced by barrel ferment and 9 months in oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A savoury, supple and charming wine whose vibrant, dusty aromas of tangerine, cloves and cinnamon sport something of a funky edge. Its smooth and unusually restrained palate of spicy, citrusy flavour finishes with moderate length and freshness, but with just a hint of metallic greenness.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
88
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Well-made wine, with gentle apricot and nectarine fruit, finishing with fresh, lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
88
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A funky, wild and meaty viognier whose smoky, spicy perfume of toasty, caramel-like and musky fruit precedes a broad, round and oily palate of considerable evolution. Its chewy mouthful of stone-fruit and lemony flavour has length and dryness, and culminates in a rather angular and savoury finish that lacks a little conviction.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Abundant varietal character in an apricot, rose petal, musk spectrum; slightly high alcohol, but avoids phenolics. Well priced.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A spicy and slightly confectionary expression of peach and apricot flavours, backed by musky scents of cloves and cinnamon. There's a hint of floral perfume about the nose, with undertones of a light earthiness. Soft, juicy and viscous, the palate is slightly cooked and oily, but offers a pleasing length of flavour before a nutty, spicy finish without the heat seen so often in contemporary viognier.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Honeysuckle, blossom, pastille aromas, the full-flavoured palate with nice viscosity and length; carries French oak and 14.5 degrees alcohol with ease.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; complex inputs from barrel fermentation, but the oak per se is not too assertive; a big, rich, mouthfilling wine in which oak plays an important role, but does not entirely obscure pear and peach flavours. Full barrel fermentation and French oak maturation, wild yeast, hand-picked, etc.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
89

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