Monday, January 30, 2012

Topaz Elgin Viognier 2008 85 Points

Topaz Elgin Viognier 2008 85 Points

Clear, pale gold.

Clean, high aromatic intensity, roasted peach and apricot, canned pears in syrup, honey, grilled pinenuts, lemon confit, grilled orange peel and marmalade, some white stones minerals, oaky, showy style but well integrated, lending sweet vanillin and coconut, nougat, nutty, possibly higher proportion of American oak, opulent style.

Dry with noticeable residual sugar, medium plus acidity, very high alcohol (14.5%), full bodied, juicy, stone fruit glace, pineapple in syrup, tangy, citrus peel, broad, full style, rich, creamy, lactic, medium plus complexity and length.

Now until 2016