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Deakin Estate Viognier

Cracka Review

Colour: Vibrant golden straw.
Nose: A very aromatic nose which displays typical Viognier characteristics including dried apricots, honeysuckle and some nice citrus notes including orange peel.
Palate: This lusciously fruity wine has an approachably soft palate, but with a pleasantly crisp acidic finish.
Food matches: Thai fish cakes, tandoori chicken salad or a parmesan and mushroom risotto would match this wine well.


Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Vibrant golden straw.
Nose: A very aromatic nose which displays typical Viognier characteristics including dried apricots, honeysuckle and some nice citrus notes including orange peel.
Palate: This lusciously fruity wine has an approachably soft palate, but with a pleasantly crisp acidic finish.
Food matches: Thai fish cakes, tandoori chicken salad or a parmesan and mushroom risotto would match this wine well.


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Deakin Estate Viognier

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Peter Forrestal (2008 Vintage) says
Every now and then a wine slips under the radar at a winery and, after it's been released, the winemaking team (or more likely the marketers if it's a sizeable company) wonder how they put it out at that price. This is one such wine. When someone like me notices that a $10 viognier has won a gold at the Sydney Show, he keeps an eye out for it to appear in the new-release tastings. I saw it in one of my Quaff tastings and the panel loved it. The panel chairman ordered three cases immediately. The 2008 Deakin Estate Viognier is soft, round and fleshy with onion skin, pear, even anise characters, perhaps a hint of apricot kernel, all quite dry and savoury, finishing with a pleasing dry grip. A great food wine -perhaps with lightly seared scallops or stir-fried prawns -with a dry savoury character that makes for an ideal match. I don't often say this but the wine could have sold for twice the price and no-one would have objected
Quaff 2010 2009
Campbell Mattinson (2008 Vintage) says
Had this twice - within the space of a day - though from different bottles. First time (with food) it looked much better. But regardless both times it kicked huge goals value-wise.
Lot of grunt here for ten bucks. Perfume, power and personality. Apricots and nectarines. Small amount of oiliness. Some gingery notes. Tastes distinctly of viognier, in a good way. There's a crisp crunchiness here that tastes pretty smart.
Winefront Monthly 2009
88
Angus Hughson (2008 Vintage) says
With a handful of show medals under its belt this exotic viognier is brilliantly priced with tropical blossom fruit underpinned by a creamy rich palate. Best drinking over the next 12 months.
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Interesting complexity of marzipan and apricot kernel aromas with a seaweed-like note. Lovely spicy flavours. Very stylish.
Winestate 2009

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