|RICH, elegant, opulent and great with
slow-roasted lamb: what more can we say ?
And the more-interesting is that this wine was one of the first made at Rymill by now-Senior Winemaker, Sandrine Gimon, who described it back in 2005 as "unapproach-able" – but who could see then the potential it had if, with its cool-climate backbone, it could be allowed to slowly evolve through its full spectrum of secondary fruit flavours.
That decision to give it the time it needed has certainly proven rewarding, both for Sandrine and her team, and consumers eager for wines of the richness, elegance and opulence of this one: vibrant ripe black cherry and dark chocolate flavours melt onto the palate with subtle exotic spices, notes of almonds and well-balanced acidity.
At $45, with its full body and wonderful tannins it's a great wine to put with a special-occasion slow-roasted lamb with root vegetables, or duck ragout with fresh pasta. And
|DEVELOPING an almost-cult following,
perfect with grilled lobsterbasted with olive oil,
lemon juice, dill and salt and pepper.
whilst its already had 8 years in-cellar, it'll develop even more nicely over another 10.
So much so that while it was originally intended for cellar-door sale only, with buyer reaction it's been decided to release it through major liquor outlets as well. Chief Winemaker, Andrew Koerner believes the 2012 is one of his best-ever Blue Pyrenees Viogniers, nicely luscious with sweet pear and nutty confection flavours, a quite rich creamy texture and a hint of sweetness.
Pay $18 and team it up with grilled lobster basted with simply olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and black pepper.
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