Whicher Ridge Viognier, Geographe 2013 $29
A very good viognier, which is a rare commodity. Light to mid yellow hue with a bouquet of creamy yeast lees, poached stone fruits and spices, including cinnamon. A wine of character, which doesn’t err on the side of excess weight or alcohol. (Screwcap; 14 per cent alcohol). Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view on Huonhooke.com
Ageing: Best now to four years.
Food: Chicken roasted with apricots.
Ranked #5 of 29 2013 Viognier tasted from Australia
Price Benchmark: $37.67 Avg 93pt 2013 Viognier tasted from Australia