Spade Oak ‘Vigneron’ Gisborne Late Harvest Viognier 2013

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Gisborn
Review Date : 05-Jun-2014
Full, deep, orange-hued golden colour, lighter on rim. This has a full and broad and opulent nose of well-ripened apricots entwined with savoury tropical fruits, the aromatics complexed by wild honey, crystallised fruits, nuts and caramel. Very sweet, luscious and decadent on palate, the mouthfeel is soft, filling and unctuous, with waves of flavour unfolding, to show ripe apricots, honey, savoury raisined fruit, nuts, toffee and caramel. The palate is broad, open and rounded, the low acidity adding to the density and viscous textures. The wine carries through to a weighty, long and unctuous finish. This is a full, lush and unctuous Late Harvest Viognier packed with burnished apricot and caramel flavours. Serve with crème brulee, steamed puddings and blue cheeses over the next 4-5 years. 1.14 tonnes of fruit picked, crushed and given 4 hours skin contact, fully barrel-fermented to 13.3% alc. and 172 g/L RS, TA 8.19 and pH 3.86, the wine aged 7 months in seasoned oak. 660 L, 146 dozen made. (375 ml) 18.0/20 Jun 2014 RRP $34.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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