Pegasus Bay ‘Finale’ Waipara Valley North Canterbury Noble Sauvignon Blanc Barrique Matured 2014

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 26-Feb-2018
Bright golden-orange colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is initially marked by a layer of volatile acidity which dissipates to reveal aromas of ripe tropical fruit and green stonefruits interwoven with lime marmalade, honey and nectar, with a little caramel. This is powerful and intense, with great depth. Very sweet and full-bodied, the palate has extremely rich and succulently opulent flavours of rior tropical fruits with citrus and green stonefruits, melded with a layer of lime marmalade and musk, honey and nuances of caramel and nutty oak. Some volatile acidity provides lift. The mouthfeel is fulsome and unctuous and underlined by alcoholic power and drive. The acidity is soft and integrated, and the wine flows with good energy carrying to a long, lingering finish of tropical fruit and nectar. This is a powerful and opulent Noble Sauvignon Blanc with decadent tropical and green stonefruit, marmalade and nectar on a fulsome palate with some VA lift. Match with crème caramel and crème brulee, as well as steamed puddings over the next 5-6+ years. Fully botrytised berries from vines over 30 y.o., selected and fermented in new French oak barriques to 14.5% alc. and 168 g/L RS, the wine aged on lees in barrels. (375 ml) 18.5/20 Feb 2018 RRP $40.00

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