Normally $26. A tiny production viognier from this quality focused winery. Produced from the rocky gravels in the Wairau Valley. Hand picked, whole bunch pressed and aged in old barriques. Brilliant pale straw colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has a light, bright and fresh nose with subtle apricot, musk and delicate herb aromas, showing attractive purity, and gently revealing growing fruit depth. Dry to taste, gentle flavours of apricots, citrus zest and musk show with excellent clarity, the palate possessing excellent presence and body. The alcohol and acidity provide good cut and drive, with very fine textures in support of the palate line. The flavours build and carry through to a crisp, racy finish with lifted citrus nuances. This is a delicate and pure Viognier that builds with subtlety. Match with mild Asian seafood and poultry dishes over the next 3-4 years." 17+/20 Raymond Chan.