Artiste Eden Valley Viognier 2014
A ‘light and vibrant style’ of Viognier according to the back label. Noble intent, but clearly taken too far here.
Apricot and white peach, the flat and slightly washed out palate lacks much in the way of flavour, bar some odd late palate warmth. There is little to mark the variety either besides a dash of apricot.
It’s not offensive, but that’s the problem – not enough of anything.
Details: 12.5%, Screwcap, $22.95
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2016
Score: 15.5/20, 84/100
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Collective Wine Company (maker of Artiste) website