Viognier when done right makes me think of peaches and honey.
This Viognier is from a well-known producer of moderately priced wine.
On the nose a solid hit of apricot, peach and mango.
On the palate almost silky and restrained acidity. It has a full mouth feel with notes of apricot, peach and of course honey. It has a long finish that creeps up on you.
Bertrand has delivered on this wine.
I would think with this wine butter garlic shrimp or scampi or a curried tomato, lentil and coconut soup. It also sips very well on its own.
Best to drink this year.
(Gérard Bertrand Réserve Spéciale Viognier 2018, IGP Pays d’Oc, Gérard Betrand, Narbonne, France, $14.95, LCBO # 147975, 750 mL, 13%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Rating 91/100).