Cono Sur Bicicleta Viognier 2011, Colchagua Valley

Viognier Viognier
Colchagua Valley, Chile

$9.95 (64287)

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Critic Reviews (5)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Lifted tropical fruit aromas give a great start to this wine with orange blossom, baked apple, ginger and nutty...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Both elegant and sultry, this viognier delivers all the exotic, flavourful distinctive character of the varietal but...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This very popular, extremely well priced viognier seems to have beefed up and achieved more richness and flavour...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A very pretty and engaging nose of spiced apple and pear, ginger, jasmine and ripe honeydew melon give this class and...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Big honey, peach, buttery, ginger, matchstick aromas. Ripe, round, fresh but fat and slightly sweet with ginger,...

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Community Reviews (17)

Blair Dowden
Blair Dowden

Very smooth, with just the right amount of Viognier bite. This would be a great value at twice the price. Don't miss out on this.

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Timothy Cumming
Timothy Cumming

I gave this a shot because it was on sale for only $8 - had never tried Viognier ... I was extremely impressed. One of my favourite white wines! I'm a convert to Viognier. I don't have the proficiency for detecting the peach and grapefuit notes, etc., but this has a lovely bouquet, it's got legs, and it has a lot of taste when you let it sit on your tongue. Very pleased.

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Adam
Adam

A steal at this price (or maybe I'm just paying too much for the other wines I enjoy?). Loads of character - beautiful orchard fruit nose with a touch of sweet floral notes. The palate, while still loaded with honey, leans a bit more to citrus adding a nice bite of acidity. This is a gorgeous summer sipper with complexity well above the mean at this price and, I'm guessing, very broad appeal. Can't go wrong.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium+ straw colour with a medium intense nose.

Positives: A pleasant drinking wine which features apricots, grapefruit, lime, apple & limestone. Medium body wine with good acidity, medium+ length & the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: A touch sour on the finish.

Interesting Point: Cono Sur is one of the top wine companies making good & inexpensive wines.

Drink now on its own or pair it with any potato dish, like potato chips, fries etc.

Tasted: 23 Mar 12

Best Buy

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 10/10, Total: 19/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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mike brown
mike brown

apr 13

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Rashid N
Rashid N

Great value, little acidic to my liking but it is great when it's chilled. It also felt slightly like a sparkling white which I enjoyed.

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Robert Kischuk
Robert Kischuk

Shockingly good value. Tasted great with Lobster cakes in a restaurant. Impossible to go wrong for this price.

Note...the 'cono sur' pun is a bit silly...

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Francois Botha
Francois Botha

Peaches, spices, nuts, and floweriness on the nose. Floral and tropical fruit tones on the palate with a crisp acidity. Excellent quality at the price.

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Kevin Donato
Kevin Donato

Medium straw colour with generous honeysuckle, tropical fruits and a note of roast ham. Dry, medium-full bodied and with ample acidity for structure. Good length. Great value!

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Jennifer Hennigar-Shuh
Jennifer Hennigar-Shuh

This is the first time I've tried Viognier and I don't normally drink white wine, preferring reds. At first all I smelled and tasted was peaches and that is certainly the dominant scent and flavour for me but I would agree the finish is pure grapefruit. The wine has a heavier, butterier, rounder flavour and body than I prefer in a white and leaves a sharp, acidic, alcoholic taste in my mouth which is not my preference either. i find the flavour too one dimensional for me but other reviewers have cited other flavour notes in this wine that I can't detect. It has a very good length but the residual flavour is overly bitter and alcoholic for my tastes. However, others may find these to be good features and apparently they do.

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