Churton Viognier 2011 Marlborough 14.5%
N: A young vines and youthful bouquet with light apricot, apple and some citrus aromas; it takes several minutes and lots of swirling (the glass) to get this wine to open up – a lovely trait for a SB that demonstrates its’ potential. Some lees suggestions, white and yellow florals’ add an ‘Old World’ edginess – nice!
P: Warm, dry, youthful and specific – a wine to be tamed with food while still very youthful. The flavours of citrus and apple dominate the palate, the phenolics are also a specific part of the texture. A varietal signature of apricot and stone fruits do emerge after a while so give this wine some time please – it will reward your patience; Medium length.4 stars