Pegasus Bay Reserve Finale Noble Semillon Sauvignon 2019, North Canterbury

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 07-Oct-2021
Bright, golden-yellow with some depth, even colour throughout. The nose is full, rich with complex aromas of dried apricot, dried apple, grilled tomato, entwined with beeswax, honey, flint, candied ginger and a hint of positively charming VA nuance. Full-bodied, luscious to taste, a captivative palate with multilayers, aromas of dried apricot, baked apple, peach, charmed with pickled ginger, cardamom, unfolding honey, beeswax, candied fennel and flint lingering. The abundance flavours present with clarity and layers; impeccable acidity balance contributes to an un-cloying and moreish, lasting finish on a creamy and opulent mouthfeel. This excellently complex noble Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blend has vivid layers and brilliant acid balance. Match with pan-seared foie gras and dessert over the next 15 years. Only produced in exceptional years dependent on specific conditions of noble rot, the vines are over 30-year-old. Selected botrytised bunches, fermented in French oak barriques to 13.5% alc, 164g/l RS, 50% new oak, aged in barriques on its lees for 12 months. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Oct 2021 RRP $42

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