“The nose of this wine is fruity but delicately so, wafting stone and orchard fruit, citrus blossom, honeysuckle and fresh ginger. The palate is compact, set for aging into a more honeyed creature over the next eight to 10 years, its slippery texture sliced by acidity.”
“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 the brand’s Viognier range, ready to drink now.”
“Notes of apricot and white blossom build from nose to palate in this voluptuous Viognier. Concentrated peach and orange-cream flavors undulate on the palate, rimmed by heady vanilla and anise. This is a bold, flashy sip, anchored by a pleasant bite of bitters on the finish.”
“Yalumba was one of Viognier’s early champions Down Under, and while its everyday bottling isn’t mind-blowing, it’s nevertheless a solid and mouthwatering drop. It starts with peach and apple skin, with honey and florals in the picture as well. The palate is creamy and tangy, with bright fruit and crisp, lifted acidity and a spicy note on the finish.”
“Invigorating freshness sets this impeccably balanced Viognier apart in a flight of peers. Crisp yellow peach, mango and orange flavors are pristine and cutting, accented by subtle vanilla, spice and marshmallow. It’s primary and fruity without restraint, yet elegantly composed in heft and body.”
"Given the paucity of quality Viognier (or any Viognier) for under $15, this is a notable achievement. Musky, melony and spicy, it marries ample weight and breadth with just enough life-giving acidity."
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Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier
"Yalumba's Eden Valley Viognier bottling rivals the brand's Virgilius bottling in varietal expression, even if it's not as ripe or rich. Gingery spice and floral notes bring a dimension of complexity without oak, and the wine's fruit remains citrusy, fresh and focused through the long finish." (Editors' Choice)
"This is Yalumba's flagship Viognier, barrel-fermented for an extra layer of richness. Fig, melon and apricot notes mark the nose and palate, and while it is fully ripe and weighty, it carries its alcohol well. Fruit intensity easily balances the oak, which remains almost invisible."
"A terrific value, this offers a surprising amount of varietal character for the price. Ripe apricot and nectarine elements give a weighty impression on the palate, while grapefruit prolongs the warm, round finish. Drink now." (Best Buy)