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Yalumba Hand Picked Wrattonbully Botrytis Viognier

Cracka Review

This is a very rich and luscious wine was made in 2007 after the perfect Botrytis infection of the grapes. The wine is gold in colour and boasts an aroma of intense honeysuckle and fine white flowers, with hints of lavender blossom. The palate, with its high residual sugar, is long and elegant with luscious flavours from both the Viognier and Botrytis influences of apricots, peaches and spice. The finish is fresh with lingering flavours and a hint of lemon peel.

Winemaker's Notes

This is a very rich and luscious wine was made in 2007 after the perfect Botrytis infection of the grapes. The wine is gold in colour and boasts an aroma of intense honeysuckle and fine white flowers, with hints of lavender blossom. The palate, with its high residual sugar, is long and elegant with luscious flavours from both the Viognier and Botrytis influences of apricots, peaches and spice. The finish is fresh with lingering flavours and a hint of lemon peel.

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Yalumba Hand Picked Wrattonbully Botrytis Viognier

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Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A more luscious style that makes a full-tilt statement of Viognier and all its opulence. Plenty of tinned apricots and yellow peaches on the nose, the palate has terrific volume and concentration, sweeping through with soft yet weighty presence.
WBM Wine 100, 2009
93
Nick Stock (2006 Vintage) says
Viognier lends itself well to the complexity that botrytis brings to this sweet golden wine; plenty of apricot and peach fruit, honey and orange aromas. Richly textured palate, with concentrated peach and apricot flavours, there's a core of intense luscious flavour that carries long and smooth.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
90
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Viognier freaks Yalumba have nailed this style much quicker than those lazy-arsed inhabitants of Condrieu. It's also a reasonable price, so if you are looking for a wine to go with a peach, apricot or rhubarb pud then relax and buy this.
100 Best Australian Wines, 2008 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Texturally luscious to the point of honeyed viscosity; uncutuous apricot kernel/honey flavours; remarkable wine. Picked May 4.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2004 Vintage) says
I was very scared to taste this wine, as the downside is so steep, but it lifted my palate with angelic flavours and delivered a unique experience that is now the mark by which all others will be judged.
The Matthew Jukes 100 Best Australian Wines 2005 2005

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