2010 Currency Creek Estate The Viaduct Roussanne Viognier

An unusual blend of two of the three Rhone Ranger whites. Normally, it's either a Marsanne Roussanne, Marsanne Viognier combination or a MRV ménage à trois but you rarely see these two partners saddling up together.

Currency Creek Estate is located on the eastern part of South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Langhorne Creek. It belongs to the Currency Creek Geographical Indication (GI) Region, a status awarded in 1969. The Viaduct name pays tribute it seems to an old railway viaduct on the property that was officially unrecognised. 

A fairly simple wine, light on, nothing too complex or cerebral here. Pale straw yellow in the glass. Muted aromatics of herbal tea, citrus blossom and honey with a subtle hint of apricot fanning out to the palate. 

Herbal honey and apricot notes linger for a while on the mid-palate then do a disappearing act at the end like fair weather friends. 
I tried to find things to like about this blend but to no avail. 
Pleasant enough effort but it failed to challenge or impress. 

Source: Retail Purchase. Alcohol: 12.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $12.00. Rating: 82 Points.
Website: http://www.currencycreekwinery.com.au/index.php

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