Brookfields ‘Indulgence’ Hawke’s Bay Botrytis Viognier 2016

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 17-Oct-2016
Bright, golden yellow colour with slight lemon hues, showing some depth. The nose is softly full and gently voluminous with well-packed and concentrated aromas of fully-ripened apricots, tropical fruits and yellow stonefruits, unfolding layers of marmalade, honey and savoury musk. Suggestions of nuts and crystallised fruits add detail. Very sweet, the palate is luscious and unctuous with a firm core of decadently ripe apricots and marmalade with wild honey, nectar and musk, unfolding nuances of crystallised fruits and suggestions of nuts. The mouthfeel is opulent and weighty, the flavours mouthfilling, unfolding waves of sweetness and exotic flavours. Soft acidity adds to the decadence but a very fine phenolic-texture line provides some balance to the richness and unctuousness. The wine carries to a very long, opulent finish of apricots and honey. This is a fulsome, opulent botrytised Viognier with unctuous textures and a firm, weighty core of exotic apricot, marmalade, honey and musk flavours. Match with fruit desserts, crème brulee and lighter steamed puddings over the next 5+ years. Botrytised Viognier fruit from the ‘Ohiti’ and ‘Hillside’ sites picked at over 41° Brix, cool-fermented to 9.5% alc. and 250 g/L RS, TA 9.3 g/L and pH 3.58. (375 ml) 18.5+/20 Oct 2016 RRP $25.00

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