Vivid viognier

Tim Smith Viognier 2016, Eden Valley, AUD $25

This delicious wine is fragrant, fresh, lifted and aromatic, clean as a whistle and elegant on the palate. Smith goes out of his way to avoid the broad, apricotty viognier style by harvesting some of the grapes early. It’s floral and citrusy, with subtle barrel touches. (Screwcap)

Score: 93 ★★★★½ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 13.5%

Ageing: Best within six years

Food: drink with Kingfish ceviche

Stockists: Tim Smith Wines; Vaucluse Cellars – NSW; Blackhearts & Sparrows – Vic (AU)

Ranked #2 of 18 2016 Viognier from Australia

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