Sunday, 21 May 2017

d'Arenberg The Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne 2016


One of the d'Arenberg staples is this Viognier Marsanne blend.

Viognier heavy (72/28), all those apricot things kick around. There's even a bit of green apple, almond meal and marzipan. Some texture in the mouth but the mid palate has a yawning gap - a bit like a dodgy football team's defence. Flavour loiters on the edge, not dissimilar to the crowds sitting roadside in the Tour de France. Ginger spice chips away on exit. I liked it more with a cracker or two and goat's cheese. Perhaps food is the answer.

Drink now to three years.

86/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $15
Source: Sample
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