In its youth d'Arenberg's The Last Ditch Viognier has a brilliant mid straw color with lifted nectarine, white peach and apricot dominated aromas, as well as enveloping rose and ginger. These also dominate the young palate where thick and viscous fruit showing rose, nectarine and white peaches develop into an unctuous long lasting palate. This is a very complex wine, offering a huge spectrum of flavors.
After some bottle ageing d'Arenberg's The Last Ditch Viognier should develop in color to a richer bright gold. The aroma should also develop in complexity to become dominated by yellow peaches and tropical fruits but all still supported by rose, spices and ginger on the nose and palate. In the mouth, an older Last Ditch Viognier will maintain peach and fresher fruit based flavor but also be distinguished with a fine edge of acidity and a rolling, lengthy and penetrating finish for quite some considerable time.