Yalumba’s Y Series 2005 Viognier comes from Australia’s oldest family owned winery, in South Australia. I often hear that people choose New World wines over European ones because the names are easier to say. This may be an exception.
Yalumba have pioneered the use of screw-tops on wines so it’s not surprising that this has one. The wine is a bright yellowy green with thick legs. It smells fresh and floral with juicy tropical fruits. It’s dry with a medium acidity, and lots and lots of fruit. It tastes of peaches and peach stones with lemons and limes and something floral.
It has a long finish which seems to finish with ginger and lychees, which is a pleasant surprise. At 14.5% it certainly packs a punch. I picked this one up from Majestic for £7, which was reasonable value I’ll try the 2006 when it shows up here.