Esk Valley Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 2016

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 11-Sep-2017
Bright golden-yellow colour with some orange hues and some depth. The nose is full, up-front and voluminous with aromas of tropical fruits, pineapple, yellow stonefruits, honey and orange marmalade. The aromas grow to show density and intermingling of complexing aromas, with a beautiful balance of fruit and botrytis.. Very rich and sweet on palate, the fruit is very lively and fresh in expression, showing pineapple, tropical fruit and hone, melded with marmalade and beeswax boytrytis. The palate has a rich, rounded, near unctuous core with fine textures and brisk acidity. This has energy, tension an linearity, and the wine carries to a lingering finish of tropical fruits, pineapple, citrus fruit, honey and marmalade. A sweet wine with wonderful vitality, freshness and richness. Heavily botrytised fruit from the ‘Joseph Soler’ vineyard fermented to 13.0% alc., and 150 g/L RS, the wine given oak aging. (375 ml) 19.5/20 Sep 2017 RRP $34.50

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