Brookfields Barrique Fermented Hawke's Bay Viognier (2020)

The youthful 2020 vintage (4.5*) was estate-grown, hand-harvested and fermented and matured for 10 months in French oak barriques (15 per cent new). Bright, light lemon/green, it is a weighty, slightly Chardonnay-like wine, with fresh, concentrated stonefruit flavours, gently seasoned with oak, gentle acidity and obvious potential for cellaring. Best drinking 2023+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Viognier
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $25 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2023

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed February 2022

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