Alpha Domus ‘AD Noble Selection’ Hawke’s Bay 2011

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 28-Sep-2011
Light golden-yellow colour with some depth and a pale edge, this has a full, very intense and concentrated nose of ripe tropical fruits, marmalade and honey, the botrytis fully interwoven with the fruit. The aromatics are presented with great clarity. Extremely sweet, rich and luscious, this is medium-weighted with full flavours of ripe tropical fruits, especially mango, honey and marmalade, seamlessly balanced by fine, racy acidity providing excellent cut and slipperiness. The wine has an extremely long, lingering finish, with nutty oak nuances emerging. Hand-picked, fully botrytised Semillon at 46° Brix, fermented in barrel to 10.0% alc with 220 g/L rs and a TA of 10.4 g/L. Match with rich fruit desserts and caramel flavoured puddings as well as blue cheeses over the next 6-8+ years. (375 ml) 19.0-/20 Sep 2011 RRP $50.00 100% Semillon with full botrytis infection picked at 46 Brix, barrel-fermented to 10.0% alc. and 220 g/L rs with a TA of 10.4 g/L. This has a light golden-straw-colour with a pale edge and a very fine, cutting bouquet of honey and lime marmalade, plenty of talc botrytis and fresh tropical fruits along with subtle, spicy oak. Very rich and sweet on palate, this has great cut and freshness from the racy acidity, balancing the lusciousness from the tropical fruit, honied botrytis and spicy, nutty oak. This will keep 8-10 years and match decadent creamy, caramel-flavoured deseerts. (375 ml)  Aug 2011

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