Falconhead is produced by the Wine Portfolio, which previously included the Morton Estate label. The wonderful exotic nose leads you into the soft, rich, and flavoursome palate. There's an array of flavours – fresh apricot, lemons, peach. A portion (35%) is barrel fermented adding a good textural element and a vanillin character. This is a genuinely enjoyable wine with or without food, different but not scarily so, and an absolute bargain.
Reviews for previous vintages below…
Sue Courtney, wineoftheweek.com (2014 Vintage)
"Spice biscuits, apricot and honeysuckle fill the heady bouquet of this light gold wine and it's wonderfully rich in the palate with the fruit ripe and sweet. There's an elegant aura to the complex & textural taste that has Viognier's classic apricot, spice and orange blossom flavours and it finishes with a silky flow. Partially barrel fermented but there is no obvious oak taste."
4 Stars Michael Cooper (2014 Vintage)
"The 2014 vintage offers top value. Barrel-fermented, it is fragrant, mouthfilling (14.5 per cent alcohol), sweet-fruited and smooth, with generous, peachy, slightly buttery and spicy flavours, soft acidity and a well-rounded finish. A good Chardonnay alternative, it's ready now."