Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier

There’s no question that the wizards at Yalumba have mastered this challenging variety more skilfully than anyone in the country, and they have worked their craft with special magic in 2011. A delightfully restrained and texture-focused vintage, with fine nuances of apricot kernel, ginger, white pepper and fennel. The palate is quite sophisticated, honed and poised with seamless focus and harmonious balance. 94 points is my threshold for a gold medal in a wine show, and it’s not often a wine of this calibre appears for $17 at Dan Murphy’s.