From the Cellar: Te Mata Zara Viognier Hawkes Bay 2014 – $$$
Purchased a year ago at an industry tasting. Not kept for very long cos L wanted a Viognier, and I had maybe two bottles in the Pool Room…it is not a wine I collect. Call it fashion, call it my own taste…
Brilliant medium gold colour. 14% alc.
A smoky and spicy and dense bouquet, with ripe enveloping apple scents.
Rich flavours on attack. Ripe, sinewy also, with a silky texture on the mid-palate. Flavours of cooked apples and figs. Oily and mouthcoating. A long hot and spicy finish, with white pepper and cashews. This was good.