Millbrook Barking Owl Viognier 2016

Yes, these feathered creatures do exist but their call is more of a yowing noise as opposed to a bark. Much like the wine. More bark than bite if you get the drift. 

Established in 1996, the Millbrook Winery is situated at Jarrahdale, south-east of Perth. It is one of four wineries owned at present by the Fogarty Wine Group. Its Barking Owl wine range is designed for short-to-medium term drinking. 

This wine is straw yellow colour with a green tint.

Moderate aromas of apricot, ginger and cinnamon spice coming through on the nose. 
The lean palate shows tropical fruit and fresh citrus flavours, soft acidity with the finish dry and crisp.  
It felt mono-dimensional and a little underwhelming to me and not the most convincing example of Viognier tasted.  

Nonetheless, there is a strangely crowd-pleasing appeal to this well made 
quaffer. Complementing for example a range of gastro pub fare would be a good fit.     

Source: Retail. ABV: 14.0%. Closure: Screw Cap. Price: $16.99. Rating: 87 Points. 

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