Yeringberg Viognier 2016

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
Viognier's exotic opulence produces a wine of seductive and perfumed pleasure. Intense apricot, mango and orange blossom aromas are balanced by hints of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as nutty notes suggestive of fresh baklava. Balancing that exuberance with an equal display of focus and restraint, the palate opens with richness and spicy generosity, the apricot fruit sitting beautifully within a textured, gently structured framework. There's an almost viscous texture that gives length, volume and finesse to the palate. Restrained yet mouthfilling, the wine is a natural complement to seafood and white meats and also pairs beautifully with a range of spicy flavours. Drink young. SANDRA DE PURY

An appley nose that also incorporates very attractive aromas of white peaches, pomelo, apricots and dried spices. Full-bodied with lots of layers of stone fruit and refreshing acidity to match, culminating in a round yet crunchy finish. Drink now. Screw cap.93 points. JAMES SUCKLING

Luscious ripe fruit, not too much, leads with stone fruit, apricots and kernels, glâcé pineapple, all drizzled with ginger spiced cream. Soft, pleasing and holds its own. 93 points. JAMES HALLIDAY

The 2016 Viognier manages to tap into the ripe, exotic side of Viognier's florals and apricot-like fruit without tipping over into an oily, alcoholic morass. It's medium- to full-bodied but stays calm and collected, with a soft, silky mouthfeel, authentic varietal flavors and a lingering finish. It's a rare, successful balancing act with this finicky variety. 91+ points. ROBERT PARKER