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6 Aug 2013
12:24 pm

Wines of the Day: Try something different

Have you ever felt like being different? This grape almost went extinct a decade or so ago. Now it is making some of the most interesting and flirty wines around.

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Wines are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

2010 KWV The Mentors Viognier

 

kwv mentors viognier 2010_98x319TASTING NOTES

Good texture and spice, not quite peachy, oak evident, perfumed, some green notes hold it together – oak should fall off and acidity will integrate better .

OCCASIONS

– Elegant Meal
– Summer Meal
– Aperitif

GOES WITH

– Thai-style Oriental/Asian
– Fish
– Shellfish
– Oysters/Sushi

 

KWV The Mentors Viognier

 

 

2012 Lynx Viognier

 

lynx viognier_98x319TASTING NOTES

Green flecked pale straw. Perfumed, faintly herbal aromas fresh and edgy, rather than over blown delicate savoury spice on the palate bright and particularly striking on the finish.

OCCASIONS

– Elegant Meal
– Winter Meal
– Summer Meal
– Dazzle a Date

GOES WITH

– Poultry
– Fish
– Roast Vegetables
– Oysters/Sushi

 

Lynx Viognier

 

2012 Arabella Viognier

 

arabella viognier_98x319TASTING NOTES

Green flecked pale-straw, bright peachy aromas, fresh and intense, slight CO2 and its liveliness, faint herbal note contributes to freshness.

OCCASIONS

– Braai/Picnic
– Summer Meal
– Aperitif

GOES WITH

– Thai-style Oriental/Asian
– Fish
– Shellfish
– Cream-based Pasta

 

 

Arabella Viognier

 

 

Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally

50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine

60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine

70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine

80 to 89 points: Excellent wine

90 + points: World Class wine

– Wines of the Day courtesy winewizard.co.za