Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lazanou Organic Vineyards Wellington Viognier 2011 86 Points

Clear, day bright, pale straw with yellow green reflections towards the rim, medium concentration and medium plus viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, lifted aromatics true to New World Viogniers, stony fruits such as ripe apricot, nectarines, citrus segment, orange peel, talc powder, jasmine flower, some granite / sandy minerals, subtly oaked with hints of light toast, very well defined.

Dry with brush of residual sugar, medium plus acidity, broad creamy texture, hints of tannin on back palate, medium plus alcohol (13.5), well integrated, juicy, perfect ripeness, full style yet vibrant and juicy, honeyed, toasty mid palate with hints of caramel, textured, medium plus complexity and medium lenght, now until 2019.

A must try, only 135 cases produced of the 2011 vintage, from 100% Organic grown Viognier certified