08/08/2010 – Anakena, Single Vineyard Viognier 2009

Anakena, Single Vineyard Viognier 2009, Chile
This is the most perfumed and intense of Viogniers, and delivers the goods vintage after vintage. From Anakena in the Rapel Valley, something of a Viognier specialist, it has a glorious nose offering a heady melange of powdered ginger, flowers and the downy skins of ripe peaches. On the palate a massive burst of flavour, with apricot and tangy orange flooding across the palate. Delicious aperitif wine, but match it to Thai or Chinese food, creamy risottos or pastas. 7.99, Halifax Wine Company, Hawkshead Wines. Note too that this is the same wine sold by Marks & Spencer online wine store as the ‘DOMA’ Viognier from Chile at £8.99.