Whistling Eagle Viognier 2009
I normally hate this grape variety as it can be so obvious and one dimensional. This version is a lot more restrained and vibrant which makes for so much more fun. The palate opens with apricot blossom and a valentines day bouquet of flowers before some grated fresh ginger and orange peel comes tumbling in. These flavours bobble between lightness and richness on my tongue which makes me think. Its the sort of cerebral wine which could wow a wine nerd or dazzle someone that hadn't tried wine before. What gets my juices flowing is the textural component in the mid palate. It is like being twirled by Christopher Dean of Torvill and Dean on the ice at the Olympics. Marvellous!
Drink: 2013 - 2017