2021 Wild Duck Creek White Duck

Heathcote, VIC

Texture and flavour are in abundance in this vibrant white blend from Heathcote



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A textural feast. A really serious white wine.... Fancy. Superb stuff.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Wild Duck Creek White Duck is a serious white wine made by a winery that specialises in reds, and you can see the Wild Duck Creek Estate DNA right away.

There's a lovely confluence of fruit characters from the different varieties – stone fruits, waxiness, citrus, apple, almond, apricot – with a superb mouthfeel that feels like velvet. The acidity keeps everything fresh and bright, and the flavours on the palate are intense and lively.

It's full bodied and rich and one of those wines that you can sniff and sip for ages or enjoy with a meal as it enhances the taste of your food.

About Wild Duck Creek Estate

Wild Duck Creek Estate is one of Heathcote's best-known wineries. Established in 1980 by David and Diana Anderson with the planting of a 4.5ha vineyard, they produced very small quantities of wine up until their first commercial release in 1991. David (otherwise known as "Duck") and Diana's son Liam is now an integral part of the business, and he is credited with bringing the estate vineyard's toward biodynamic practices.

Wild Duck Creek Estate made a name for itself with its Shiraz/Cabernet blend named "Duck Muck", essentially a wine that came about by accident: with not enough Shiraz to fill a barrel, some Cabernet pressings were added, which resulted in a rich, complex and now much-sought-after premium wine.

Liam and David "Duck" Anderson of Wild Duck Creek Estate
Liam and David "Duck" Anderson of Wild Duck Creek Estate
Heathcote, VIC
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From the Producer

A textural aromatic white wine full of flavour and life. Made through the blending of Roussanne and Viognier, White Duck is full of texture and vibrancy. Fermented in 500L French oak barrels, it shows a lovely fusion of typical varietal characters. The Roussanne providing earthiness, roundness and fresh natural acidity, and the Viognier filling that palate with stone fruits and texture.

Blend : Marsanne, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc
ABV : 13.4%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Entrance to Wild Duck Creek Estate
Entrance to Wild Duck Creek Estate
Heathcote, VIC
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Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A textural feast. A really serious white wine. Slick, concentrated and rich but with cut of acidity and a mealy, nutty savouriness lending additional complexity and interest. There’s waxy lemon notes, ripe apple, halva, nougat, faint honeycomb and lots of refreshing green apple character here. Flavours linger forever, almost sticky on the palate but acidity does the trick of refreshment too. Perfume is strong. It sits in the glass with authority and interest and has you hounding at your bottle for more. Reminds me of those great, Australian white blends you drink now and in twenty years. Fancy. Superb stuff." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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    Fascinating wine to drink

    Really interesting wine to drink. The blend of white varietals makes for a really complex and textural wine. There is stone fruit, aromatics, earthiness, and acidity with a very generous mouthfeel and length.

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