d'Arenberg, The Hermit Crab 2021 is a dry, lush, full-bodied Viognier and Marsanne blend, rich and silky smooth on the palate with white florals, tropical fruit, fresh pineapple, melon, white-fleshed stone fruit, ginger spice, lemon curd and minerally flavours long and elegant on the palate. Very complex. Chill and enjoy with grilled chicken or turkey tournedos.
Viognier Marsanne food pairings: wild rice cranberry stuffed Cornish hens, veal cutlet in creamy mushroom sauce, grilled veal Porterhouse.
Score: 90 points -- Natalie McLean, nataliemclean.com, 2022