By Farr Viognier 2006 (Geelong, Vic)
Cork, $29.95 (on spec), 13.0%
Indeed, it smells fantastic. Obviously dipping the lid to Condrieu, this smells like rich and complex, finely balanced Viognier. It’s quite a floral nose, pretty and not too sweet, the headiness of Viognier tempered somewhat by lees and barrel work, making for a really inviting and classic nose.
In fact, after about the third glass this simply fell to pieces. I actually ended up leaving half a bottle in a friends fridge as I moved back onto trusty, tasty James Squire Golden Ale to look for some sort of flavour fix.
If you have any, drink up now and enjoy the deliciousness promised by the nose, for that’s the most joy to be found here. 16.0