Light yellow colour, with creamy yeast lees aromas, and restrained spicy, slightly apricot-like fruit. The palate is intense and medium to full-bodied but not over-the-top in alcohol, oiliness or weight. The wine is clean and dry to finish, with a trace of tannin grip. A very good viognier, with a hint of bitterness from the phenolics. Drink: 2017-2022 (Nov17)

92/100

Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com

Originally established in the 1860s by one of Melbourne’s founding fathers, James Johnston, Craiglee Vineyard was absent from the Australian wine landscape until it was replanted in 1976 by an enthusiastic agricultural science graduate called Pat Carmody. Now one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded wineries, Craiglee is still run with the loving attention of Pat and Dianne Carmody with the occasional input of their sons.

(CL2216)

Grape Variety Viognier
Closure Screwcap
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Craiglee Vineyards
SKU CL2216