Spade Oak ‘Reserve’ Gisborne Noble Viognier 2009

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 14-Feb-2011
The combination of Viognier varietal expression and botrytis is extremely complementary. An increasing number of ‘Noble Viognier' wines are appearing. This is 13.3% alc., with 199 g/L rs, aged 14 months in seasoned oak, given 20% MLF. Full, deep, light golden yellow in colour, this has a soft and full bouquet packed with ripe tropical and apricotty fruit aromas superbly intermixed with apricot and marmalade botrytis notes, overlaid with wild honey. Subtle volatile lift adds complexity here. Very sweet and luscious on palate, this is soft and richly textured, with density of decadent and opulent honied flavours along with exotic fruits. This is very lush, yet retains some style and restraint, preventing any cloying. 80 cases of 375 ml bottles made. 19.0/20 Oct 2010 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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