Fairview Nurok 2013

Viognier dominated.

Viognier dominated.

The drawback of Viognier is that for all its heady aromas, it can tend to be flabby on the palate. The Nurok 2013 from Fairview in Paarl sees the most Viognier used of the three vintages to date – 47% compared to 43% in the case of 2012 and 32% in the maiden 2011 and I wonder if this isn’t overdoing things.

The rest of the blend is 32% Chenin Blanc, 18% Roussanne and 3% Grenache Blanc.  There’s pear, peach  and pineapple plus a little spice – very flavourful but quite thick textured and slightly listless on the palate. Also, the finish is not as savoury as it might be. At R110 a bottle, however, it would be silly to be too pernickety– it’s a really interesting drop which comes in quite a bit cheaper than some of the Swartland stuff in a similar style.

Score: 90/100.

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