Pure aromas are reminiscent of fresh apricots, lifted ginger, saffron and fresh white flowers. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense and expressive stone fruit flavors and hints of orange peel, finishing with an alluring freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle, firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years developing honey flavors and toast complexity.
A wonderful food wine that complements spiced dishes. Try it with Moroccan tajine and spiced cous cous or pork dumplings with ginger and chilli oil dipping sauce. - Winemaker Notes
95 points - Decanter
"Delicate apricot and acacia aromas, creamy texture with peach, quince and delicate ginger spice towards the end. Notes of melon and juniper carry through on the long finish, with a pleasant mineral salinity."
92 points - James Suckling
"Attractive fresh peaches and apricots really speak to the variety here, with a juicy and seamless palate that builds some handy texture and length. Orange blossom and spiced apricots to close."
91 points - Wine & Spirits
"If you’re looking for something to pour with your veal chop, this wine’s ripe peach and pear-like juiciness would be a refreshing match. There’s some tannic structure to take on the meat, and a clean spice that lasts, ready to meld with food. It’s firm, juicy and rich, an example of Louisa Rose’s talent and expertise with viognier."
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
"Samuel’s Collection is the newest range in Yalumba’s vast stable of wines, and thus far it has proven itself with a gaggle of solid, characterful and affordable wines. The Viognier doesn’t disappoint. A heady nose of lemon-lime, orange peel, stone fruit, honey and flowers, with an underlying mineral note that adds a little complexity. The mouthfeel is slippery with lifted acidity, bright, concentrated fruit and a slight spiciness. The most complete wine in this brand’s Viognier range, ready to drink now."