Yalumba Viognier Eden Valley 2008

This is another wine from Wine Spectator’s top 100 of 2009 and it came in at #39 and they gave it a 92 for $19US. The wine is quite pale in color mild on the nose with some varietal Viognier smells. This wine turned out to be very sensitive to temperature. When I first took it out of the fridge it was too cold and the wine lacked much depth. It was very watery. As it warmed up the mid pallet showed some mild varietal viognier flavors but mild. On the finish the wine displayed a tart finish that did not integrate at all. My GF described it for her as bitter. This really was a disappointing wine. I would give it no more than an 87-88. I’ve had much better Viognier’s for less money. Skip this one for sure …

from the LCBO web site:
YALUMBA VIOGNIER 2008 VINTAGES 954644 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 22.95
Wine, White Wine, 14.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : D

Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Negociants International

Release Date: Nov 7, 2009

Tasting Note
From the masters of Viognier comes another great value edition. This bouquet is full of peach and apricot fruit and mixed spice, which surge through the palate with great concentration, a very long finish and great balance Score – 93. (Tyson Stelzer, www.wine100.com.au, June 2009)

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