Poor old viognier. I’m not sure Australia still knows how to spell it/say it properly. Never truly embraced by the white wine public as a SB alternative, and still only a handful of quality producers in the land. Tahbilk happen to be one.
Tahbilk, Viognier, Nagambie Lakes, 2017
Charms you from the first sniff: light ginger, apricot skin, soft orange citrus and even a little musk stick like sweetness. The palate generous and hearty without being over the top. Plenty of spice to go around while grapefruit, bitter herbs and apricot fruits interplay. The textural finish is a little oily, but well in line with the style and held with (reasonably) tight acid lines. Match with some richer white meat dishes.