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The Wines

2003 east-facing Viognier from ironstone and clay soils, whole berry press, wild yeasts, fermented at up to 28°C, 6-7 year 225-litre oak casks raised 2 months, weekly lees stirring at first, malo blocked, 3,600 b

2009 ()

pale, flinty robe; peppery, apricot aroma that is fresh in style – expresses juniper, maybe flan as well. Has a pear, typical Viognier flavour with a steady grip and a firm, structured finale. Fresh length here. Stylish wine from the cooler zones. Good for aperitif, or the awkward squad such as artichoke, also pork. To 2012. Oct 2009

2007 ()

flinty, steady colour, not shifted with time. Early signs of minor reduction, but the nose is starting to curve agreeably – shows vanilla, spice, lemon grass, also honey - is loose-limbed. The palate also grips well, the flavour is hazelnut-like, is a structured wine that is going well now. Good length. Interesting dried fruits in the taste, a fibre that gives it grip, too. Very good for such young vines, their first wine, too. Will live – to 2020-plus. A$28 Oct 2009