Pegasus Bay ‘Finale’ Waipara Valley Noble Semillon/Sauvignon Barrique Matured 2011

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 02-Dec-2015
A second bottling of ‘Finale’ 2011, with 90% Semillon and 10% Sauvignon Blanc, fully botrytised and picked at 50° Brix, fully barrel-fermented with indigenous yeasts to 14.5% alc. and 182 g/L RS, and TA 7.9 g/L, the wine aged 4 years in new and seasoned French oak barriques. Deep golden yellow colour with orange hues and lighter green-gold tints on the edge. The bouquet is full, bold and solidly concentrated with rich and ripe aromas of oranges and tropical fruits complexed by layers of marmalade, toffee, caramel and crystallised fruits. Nutty oak, ‘fly-tox’ and volatile acidity add to the interest and density of aromatics. Very, very sweet, the palate is full-bodied, rich and unctuously packed with decadent flavours of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, toffee and caramel. Layers of sweet, nutty oak and a little volatility are integral. The mouthfeel is smooth, rounded and unctuous with a dense, soft-textured core, the soft acidity adding to the opulence. The wine oozes to a long, lingering complex, hedonistic finish. This is a very rich, complex-layered decadent dessert wine with tropical fruit, toffee, caramel and nutty flavours. Serve with steamed puddings or instead of a liqueur, over the next 6-8 years. (375 ml) 19.5-/20 Dec 2015 RRP $37.00

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