The Pilot by Alpha Domus ‘Leonarda’ Hawke’s Bay Late Harvest 2015

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 23-May-2017
Bright, even, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is taut and tightly bound with aromas of ripe tropical fruits along with caramel, honey and marmalade, lifted by some volatility, unfolding some musky detail. This has a firm core with an underlying steeliness. Very sweet to taste, the palate has a tight and firm core of tropical fruits and caramel, melded with honey, marmalade and hints of musk. The palate has good presence with the richness balanced by light, drying phenolic textures, the acidity integrated and soft. The fruit and botrytis flavours carry with positive linearity, leading to a tight, lingering finish of tropical fruits, honey, musk and grassy suggestions. This is a firm and taut botrytised wine with tropical fruit, caramel, honey and musk with moderate richness. Match with fruit and baked desserts over the next 3+ years. Botrytis-affected Semillon and Viognier fruit fermented in stainless-steel to 11.5% alc. and 121 g/L RS. (375 ml) 16.5+/20 May 2017 RRP $20.00

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