Elgee Park Family Reserve Viognier 2016

From the oldest Viognier vines grown on the Mornington Peninsula and possibly in Australia, Elgee Park has played a significant role in the 20th century rebirth and development of the wine scene on the Mornington Peninsula.  

This wine is pale straw coloured with a greenish tinge. 

Opens with lifted floral aromas. Apricot and orange blossom, passionfruit with a hint of pine.

The palate is redolent of apricot, white peach, passionfruit, honeysuckle, spicy ginger and flinty notes. 
This is a well-balanced wine, focused, plenty of acid to carry it through to the last drop and a little crunchy tannin.
There's a smidgeon of savoury complexity from barrel maturation.
It feels buttery but is balanced by the stone fruits, fresh racy acid and the crisp dry mineral finish.    

Even though this is still a light, fresh wine, it is a good interpretation of the variety. 
Will get more of that velvety richness if you put it down for a few years but firing on all cylinders at present.

Source: Restaurant Wine List. ABV: 13.5%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $30.00. Rating: 90 Points. 
Website: http://elgeeparkwines.com.au

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