Like many d'Arenberg wines this one was packed with punch. But on the second day I looked at it, it had softened nicely.
Some Viognier characters were apparent. Apricot, peach, but also a slight buttered toast element.
I liked the texture the palate delivered. Some nuttiness as well as those apricot flavours flowing through all coating the palate well.
Not a wine many people would drink on its own but I reckon you'd be on the right bus with chicken or something with a creamy sauce.
Who: d'Arenberg http://www.darenberg.com.au/
What: Rousanne (13.2% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
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