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2015 Inkwell Blonde on Blonde Viognier

Region:McLaren Vale , SA

Style:Full Bodied

Producer:Inkwell

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“It’s a wine that defies and yet defines the scope of the variety. It’s very, very good.” - Mike Bennie (94 points)


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RRP $26.00

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Dudley Brown’s “Blonde on Blonde” is as sexy as the name suggests - a 100% Viognier grown on his estate in McLaren Vale and he has judged the 2015 release beautifully.

Low in alcohol (by Viognier standards) at 12.9%, this has all the weight you want without any of the flabby, over bearing characteristics so often attributed to the variety. He takes care to build in texture to just the right degree. He uses a little extended skin contact and fermentation in neutral oak plus a six month maturation in barrel before bottling but the wine feels so well “tucked in”, never overblown.

This now regarded as one of the country’s benchmark Viogniers with previous vintages being met with rave reviews and the 2015 hailed as possibly the best to date.

Mike Bennie said that in the current release the, “Complexity/interest to price ratio is out of control… It’s a wine that defies and yet defines the scope of the variety. It’s very, very good.” and awarded it a whopping 94 points.

Viognier lovers, welcome aboard!

What It Tastes Like

“Crams a lot in for the viognier lover. Entices in the lover of complex, interesting white wines. Smells of apricot kernel, just ripe peach, dried apple, cashews. In the palate, powerful yet not overwhelming. A trance-like ride of just ripe stone fruit nectars, chewy in texture, very, very long in carriage of flavour. Gentle sweetness then the savoury rush rolls in and drags you away. It’s a wine that defies and yet defines the scope of the variety. It’s very, very good.” - Mike Bennie

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Inkwell owner/winemakers Dudley Brown & Irina Santiago-Brown