Pegasus Bay ‘Finale’ Waipara ‘Noble’ Semillon 2010

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 12-May-2012
Bright, light golden-yellow colour, lighter on rim. Densely packed, complex aromas of ripe yellow stonefruits, wild honey, caramel, nutty oak and tobacco with raisiny elements fill and lift the nose. Very sweet, full-bodied and concentrated, this has layers of flavour that emerge in the glass. Powerful, ripe citrus fruit, honey and nutty oak elements fill the palate providing great depth and texture. Low acid mouthfeel adds to the breadth and density, but the richness is restrained and in no way blowsy, the wine finishing stylishly and with lingering waxy and nutty nuances. This is a concentrated Sauternes-style dessert wine with an array of flavours that will become more complex over the next 6-8 years. Match with rich desserts and puddings as well as blue cheeses. Hand-picked botrytis-affected Semillon indigenous yeast fermented in French oak barriques to 14.0% alc. and 131 g/L rs, the wine aged in these barrels for 2 years. (375 ml) 18.5+/20 May 2012 RRP $36.95

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