2021 Wild Duck Creek Estate White Duck
This one is marsanne, viognier, roussanne, grenache blanc, and, contrary to Wild Duck Creek’s metier, very much a white wine. Insane value at price. A triumph.
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. Drink 2022 - 2028.
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (February 2022)