The wine is pale gold in color with bright green highlights. The nose displays aromas of apricots, honeysuckle, wild fennel and grapefruit. The palate is rich yet restrained, with succulent tropical flavours that are matched with fresh acidity, a taught band of minerality and a creamy texture.
"I would under no circumstances disagree with viognier being called a surly muse. Ironically, Massena has done very well with it in this wine, the apricot and yellow peach varietal flavors clearly expressed without phenolics."
Australian Wine Companion
"The 2012 The Surly Muse Viognier reveals notes of fresh peaches and pears over hints of honeysuckle, lemongrass and
white pepper. Medium-bodied with a nice creaminess to the texture and plenty of stone fruit and citrus flavors lifted by racy
acid, it is finishing with good persistence. Drink it now to 2015."
The Wine Advocate