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Wednesday Round-up - the 2006 edition
Sue Courtney's tasting notes from the First Glass Fine Wine Wednesday $15 tastings

May 2006
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Sue Courtney's Fine Wine Wednesday tasting notes were recorded for First Glass Wines and Spirits in Takapuna for publication on their website. These notes are archival and may have been deleted from their site by now.
Some of the prices may be 'specials'. Check out www.first-glass.co.nz for current availability and pricing. New Zealand readers can purchase the wines online from there.

Fine Wine Wednesday Tasting - 31st May 2006
So Where the Bloody Hell Are You? (Mostly wines from Australia)
All wines except the last two were tasted blind.

Kim Crawford Briant Chardonnay 2005 - Gisborne
Light gold, crisp and fresh with nut covered vanilla ice cream on the nose and a touch of hokey pokey in the palate with a side of buttered lemon, golden toast and a long savoury finish. There's a good balance of oak and fruit in a medium-bodied style.
13.5% alc. Screwcap. $13.95.

Howard Park Western Australia Chardonnay 2003
Deep light gold, expressive nutty aromas and full-bodied, rich nutty flavours. This is a classy barrel-fermented style with savoury French oak, tropical fruit and a long smoky finish where toasted buttery pineapple lingers with spicy oak.
13.5% alc. Screwcap. $43.95.

Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling 2003 - Clare Valley
Light yellow gold in colour with aromatic toasty lime aromas and warm lime, grapefruit and talc flavours. Showing a little development, this is a very dry wine with a weightiness to the palate and a zestiness to the aftertaste and lots and lots of acidity that leaves your mouth feeling like you have been sucking on a river stone.
12% alc. Screwcap. $17.95.

Grant Burge Barossa Vines Shiraz 2004
Mulberry red with bright, violet-hued rims. Savoury aromas and juicy flavours full of cherries and red jelly baby lollies with an infusion of tar and liquorice spices, a hint of mocha and a long spicy finish. Simply a rich, ripe, juicy, tasty wine that makes one wonder how the Aussies can do it for the price.
14% alc. $14.95.

Thorn Clarke Sandpiper Barossa Shiraz 2004
Deep dark blackberry red. Fragrant scents of spicy vanillin oak and blackberry jam, and juicy flavours of peppery spices, liquorice and tar with a whack of cherries and chocolate raisin fruit. Soft and sumptuous with a long, savoury finish. 14.5% alc. $17.95.

Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 2000 - Barossa
Fading black red. Meaty savoury, mushroomy old wine aromas and savoury earthy flavours with a leathery, cigar box backbone, grainy tannins and peppery spices. There is little primary fruit at all, and while this wine has a sought after name and is drinking well now if you like the developed style, it is not from the greatest of vintages and will not improve further in the bottle. 13.5% alc. $71.95.

Shirvington McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Inky black red with a very thin, translucent, garnet red rim, inviting aromas of cassis liqueur and smoke on the nose while concentrated red fruits in the palate make this full bodied, fine biscuity tannined wine taste rather luscious. Earth, tar and liquorice support the fruit with spicy, chocolatey oak and a powerfully long, dry, savoury finish. 15% alc. $79.95.

Step Rd Langhorne Creek Shiraz 2002
Glossy red black in colour with a garnet red rim, vanilla and cherry pie on the nose and cherry chocolate in the full-bodied, fleshy palate with chunky, grippy tannins, sweet spicy oak and lots and lots of flavour. This is beaut drinking right now, mate. 14.5% alc. $8.95.

Charles Melton Barossa Shiraz 2002
Black red with a cherry red rim. Aromas of mint, cedar, coconut and nutmeg come in waves while the palate is 'hot stuff' with all its pepper. It is concentrated and full-bodied with big tannins, cherry and plum fruit, mint chocolate and a powerfully long spicy, savoury finish with firm underlying acidity to give it staying power. 14.5% alc. $50.95.

St. Hallett Blackwell Barossa Shiraz 2003
Deep boysenberry red in colour with concentrated winey aromas infused with mint and coconut and firm grainy tannins, liquid chocolate, mint, tar and concentrated black fruits in the palate with a touch of liquorice and sweet vanillin oak. A wine that befits its reputation, it is somewhat brooding now and should be decanted to enjoy it in all its glory. 14.5% alc. $36.95.

De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon 2003
Bright, gemmy, yellow gold with toasty, dried apricot, honey and bees wax aromas and incredibly luscious nectar-like flavours of sweet wine-infused dried apricots with a whisper of orange toffee and comb honey on the beautifully balanced, concentrated, deliciously sweet finish. 10.5% alc. $32.95 / 375 ml.

Morris Liqueur Muscat NV
A deep, orange-hued amber, like a brown topaz or a cairngorm gemstone, with heaps of 'legs' as the liquid is swirled. On the nose the muscatel-like aromas are deep and opulent then in the mouth the sticky liquid has a warming cosiness to it with spiritous flavours of muscatels, orange zest and mulled wine spices that add to the intensity of the long, thick, sweet, luscious finish. 17.5% alc. $23.95 / 500 ml.

Fine Wine Wednesday Tasting - 24th May 2006
Short Man's Syndrome
All wines except the Leeuwin Estate were tasted blind.

Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2004
Very pale lemon with pungent, grassy, gooseberry aromas leading into a full, flavours of gooseberry, apple, lime and sugary herbs on a slightly oily texture. It is starting to develop some peasy, vegetal notes and despite its age, it is still drinking well. It reminds me a little of an old-fashioned Marlborough style, which is what made the world love Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Gold Liquorland Top 100.
13% alc. Screwcap. $15.95

Framingham Dry Marlborough Riesling 2002
Light yellow gold coloured with aromas of toasty lime, it smells like a dry Riesling and it is. It's full of Roses lime juice, green apple and floral talc characters with a rich mid-palate and a spicy, zesty finish with a touch of natural honey sweetness that has come from the bottle development.
12% alc. Screwcap. $24.95. (only a few bottles available)

Gem Gisborne Chardonnay 2005
Pale in colour with an aroma of red apple, pears and crushed grapes, the apple and pear carry through to the slightly sweetish palate where apple acidity adds a zingy note to the finish. This is chardonnay but it tastes like a slightly oxidised, full-bodied, lightly smoky, Pinot Gris. It could be the wild ferment that is taking this wine along a different track to what we are used to.
13% alc. Screwcap. $26.95.

Vavasour Anna’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2004 - Awatere Valley
Light straw gold with buttery oak on the nose and ripe, rich, creamy, buttery flavours packed with spicy oak, peachy fruit, an underpinning of citrus and a long, smoky, satisfying finish with a lingering savoury aftertaste. The is the style of Chardonnay that we know and love, and it's ready to drink now.
14.5% alc. Screwcap. $39.95.

Leeuwin Estate Art Series Chardonnay 2003 - Margaret River
A light, straw gold colour characterises this tight, lean chardonnay that radiates power and intensity. But it is a little hard going with its hefty malolactic characters, reasonably intense alcoholic characters, its fruit that is bound up by the barrel-ferment and bready, yeast lees characters and its salty, savoury finish. It could be regarded as a bit of an ugly duckling but the track record of the Leeuwin Art Series promises that, with time, this will morph into a beautiful swan. All the signs are there, especially with the lovely lemon and white peach that fill out the long, long finish. This is one of the best cellaring Chardonnay prospects around.
14% alc. $103.00.

Saints Gisborne Gewurztraminer 2005
Pale lemon with sweetish, floral, toasted honey aromas and spicy, gingery, musky flavours with a touch of tangelo peel adding a well-balanced tartness to the finish. Medium-bodied, very accessible and great for Thai takeaways.
14% alc. Screwcap. $15.95.

Artero Tempranillo 2005 - La Mancha, Spain
Deep glossy, black-red with a violet rim. Juicy ripe crushed berries and tarry spice on the nose and spicy, savoury flavours with juicy black plums, blueberries, bitter chocolate, tar and soft tannins building to a long, rounded, finish with a slight stalky character as it lingers. No influence of oak.
14% alc. $14.95.

THE (Terrace Heights Estate) Marlborough Pinot Noir 2004
Typical youthful, translucent Burgundy red colour. Smoky aromas and savoury, earthy, dark cherry and plum flavours with subtle smoky oak, silky tannins, a reasonable whack of acidity and a spiciness to the finish. Gold Air New Zealand
14.5% alc. Screwcap. $25.95.

Casa de la Ermita Monasterio Santa Ana Merlot 2003 - Jumila, Spain
Deep, dark red in colour, alluring to the eye but disappointing to the nose with 'volatile acidity' indicated by varnish-like fumes. In the palate it is full of juicy red fruit and boysenberry jam with creamy oak, a touch of nugget and firm grippy tannins but unfortunately the unbalanced, acetic-like acidity mars the finish. 14.5% alc. $16.95.

Penfolds Bin 128 Shiraz 2003 - Coonawarra
Deep dark, plummy red coloured with savoury, earthy, slightly leathery aromas that do not prepare for the concentrated shiraz flavours that expand on the palate as the wine opens up in the glass. This is a very good wine with chocolate, cinnamon spices, creamy oak, cherry liqueur, black plums, dark juicy berry fruit, firm but fine tannins and a long, creamy finish that goes on and on.
14% alc. $30.95.

Jip Jip Rocks Shiraz 2004 - Limestone Coast, South Australia
Dark glossy red with sweet vanillin oak, chocolate and spice on the nose and lusciously rich flavours of liquid chocolate and vanilla with succulent juicy red and black fruits, beautifully rounded tannins and a touch of musk on the long, spicy, mouthfilling finish. A big wine with multiple gold medals to its name.
15% alc. Screwcap. $15.95.

Thorn Clarke Shotfire Ridge Shiraz 2004 - Barossa Valley
Dense, inky black-red with purple hues. Mocha and spicy oak on the nose and mocha, dark chocolate, boysenberry, cherry and peppery spices in the palate with vanillin oak and thick, juicy tannins. Intense and concentrated and although young, it is incredibly supple. An outstanding wine with fantastic potential, it has already won two golds and a trophy.
14% alc. $22.95.

Fine Wine Wednesday Tasting - 17th May 2006
Jane Ferrari - Episode 6
Jane returns to First Glass for the 6th time to tell the story of Yalumba Wines and her travels around the world marketing her company's wines. A fantastic night with a wine maker, wine marketer and stand-up comic. As Jane was in the room, no wines were tasted blind.

Yalumba 'Y' Series Viognier 2005 - Waikarei (Riverlands area)
Light bright gold in colour, citrus blossoms and apricot on the nose then in the palate crisp and warm with a phenolic citrus spiciness, lemon butter lollies and a slightly toffee-ish orange-liqueur (curacao) character to the finish. Medium to full-bodied and quite moreish. Although a little muted at first, Jane describes this as "an unscary introduction to Viognier."
14.5% alc. Screwcap. $14.95 special.

Yalumba Hand-Picked Riesling 2002 - Eden Valley
Light yellow gold, bright and clear. Beautifully aromatic lime marmalade and buttered toast on the nose and crisp, toasty, lime and baked apple flavours just on the turn of primary into secondary fruit, and a long, bone-dry finish with a zippy citrus tartness as it lingers. A weighty, full-flavoured Riesling that will be hard for Riesling fans to resist.
12.5% alc. Screwcap. $30.95.

Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier 2004
Lemon gold, bright, clear. Creamed nut and citrus butter aromas lead into a warm, oily textured, spicy palate with a lemon, leesy nuttiness to the fore and a fine underpinning of apricot and loquat fruit. The clean, crisp finish is long and rounded with a gorgeous natural fruit sweetness. Delicate apricot flavours linger.
14.5% alc. Screwcap. $20.95.

Yalumba 'The Virgilius' Eden Valley Viognier 2004
Light citrine in colour, aromas of lemon grass and spice with the faintest suggestion of oak, smooth, rounded, full, oily-textured flavours with hints of nuts, a touch of ginger, peach and apricot fruit and a floral character to the long, lifted, spicy, warm, creamy finish. A powerful wine with fantastic length and memories of lemon cream biscuits as the flavour lingers in the mouth.
14.5% alc. Screwcap. $42.95.

Yalumba Hand-Picked Shiraz + Viognier 2003 - Barossa
Deep, dark, glossy blackberry red with a boysenberry red rim. Aromatic smoky oak and concentrated glace cherry fruit on the nose, and raspberry and cherry fruit in the palate with dark chocolatey oak, mocha, liquorice, peppery spices and a long sweet-fruited, dark berry, savoury finish with spicy cedar notes on the aftertaste. A beautifully smooth textured wine with fine supporting tannins. 5% Viognier.
14% alc. $34.95.

Yalumba Hand-Picked Mourvedre + Grenache + Shiraz 2002 - Barossa
Deep dark red. Slightly tarry, charry vanillin oak and spiced berries aromas and soft, juicy, plummy flavours with firmly structured tannins, earth, leather, tar and liquorice that build to a long, meaty finish. A blend of 60% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache and 10% Shiraz made in an 'old-fashioned' earthy style.
14.5% alc. $34.95.

Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 - Coonawarra
Deep, dark, red with purple hues on the rims. Smoky cedary oak, cassis and tobacco on the nose and Cabernet's cassis-like characters to the fore in the palate with Coonawarra's classic eucalypt/mint pulsating through the supporting French oak with dry tannins and a vinous succulence to the lingering finish. A lovely, refined, expression of the style.
14% alc. $35.95.

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2001 - Barossa
Vibrant, deep glossy red. Concentrated cassis and blackberry on the nose then in the palate delicious mocha and tobacco overtones from the fleshy Shiraz, an underpinning of cassis and cherry fruit and firm earthy tannins. Mouth-sucking and moreish. A 60/40 blend.
13.5% alc. $35.95.

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2002 - Barossa
Deep, vibrant, purple-red. Eucalypt and tobacco on the nose. Bright fruit in the palate with smoky oak, liquorice, vanilla and an infusion of peppery spice. The forward fruit hides the huge tannins that will help this wine to age magnificently. Very succulent and majestically powerful. A 53/47 blend. Available later this year.

Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2000 - Barossa
Dark red, still vibrant for a 6-year old wine. Smoky, savoury, grainy cedar aromas and spicy mellow flavours that show off the complexity of this developing wine nicely. Add cherry, mocha, red liquorice, anise, biscuity spices, chocolate and tannins, this is a wine with plenty of voluptuousness and power.
13.5% alc. $115.00.

Yalumba Hand Picked Late Harvest Viognier 2005 - Wrattonbully
Pale lemon, bright and clear. A tad of oak on the nose intermingles with honeyed yeast lees and apricot nougat while lemon honey abounds with grapefruit-infused raisin flavours in the palate. A bright, clean sweetie with passionfruit and dried pineapple lingering for ages on the clean, luscious finish.
12% alc. $22.95.

Fine Wine Wednesday Tasting - 10th May 2006
Totally Patriotic - 12 Wines from New Zealand
All Wines were tasted blind.

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Bright straw gold, fruit salad and hay on the nose and crisp fresh flavours of apples, gooseberry and passionfruit with a long pungent finish and a touch of tobacco. This has a wonderful texture and weight, slightly oily so it slips down easily - it's reminiscent of the gold and trophy-winning Astrolabe, which, coincidentally, is made by the same winemaker. Gold NZ International Wine Show, 5 Stars Cuisine. 13% alc. $17.95.

Passage Rock Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2005 - Canterbury
Clear bright yellow gold in colour with smoky, barrel-fermented aromas and mouthfilling rich, buttery flavours full of spicy, mealy dominant characters that subdue the melon-like fruit. The finish is long and fresh with tropical fruit lingering. 13% alc. $17.95. Screwcap

Bascand Waipara Chardonnay 2004
Light gold coloured with a powerful aroma of savoury oak and citrus and a ripe creamy flavour of sweet oak, melon and stone fruit. Medium to full-bodied in weight with a smooth texture that creates a lovely mouthfeel and a long savoury finish with a mouth-filling creamy richness to the aftertaste.
13% alc. $18.95. Screwcap

Mountford Waipara Chardonnay 2004
Medium gold in colour with savoury, spicy yeast lees aromas and rich powerful flavours of smoky honeyed oak and grilled stonefruit on a creamy textured backbone with a strong lactic influence from the malolactic fermentation. It's quite tight at this stage of its life, so drink in a big glass or put away for medium term cellaring.
14% alc. $49.95. Screwcap

Lawson's Dry Hills Marlborough Gewurztraminer 2005
Lemon gold in colour with powerful aromas of rose petal, loquat flowers, orange zest and Asian spices, it has warming alcohol that adds to the viscosity of the spicy off-dry flavours of stonefruit, lychee juices, ginger and white pepper. A fantastic example of the Marlborough style. 14% alc. 8.6 g/l RS. $19.95. Screwcap

Triplebank Marlborough Pinot Noir 2005
Deep in colour, with dark plum hues, savoury, earthy, cherry aromas and spicy flavours, this is juicy and appealing with its smoky savoury backbone, plum and black cherry fruit, velvety tannins and lingering finish. It has good acidity which means it will stand in good stead for at least a couple of years. Smartly priced too.
14% alc. $20.95. Screwcap

Selaks Founders Reserve Hawkes Bay Merlot/Cabernet Franc 2002
There's good depth to the dark red colour but showing a little fading on the rims, a clue that it is older. A sweetish, medium-bodied wine with a jammy aroma, plum and cherry fruit, spicy mellow oak, smooth integrated tannins, a hint of leather and a savouriness to the finish. Drink very well now.
13.5% alc. $18.95.

Trinity Hill Gimblett Road Hawke's Bay Merlot 2002
Deep, bright red-black coloured wine with dark red rims, an earthy, savoury, leathery aroma, chocolate-driven plum and berry fruit, spicy French oak, grainy tannins and a long, juicy, meaty finish with good length. 5 Stars Cuisine.
13.5% alc. $30.95.

Red Rock The Underarm Syrah 2004 - Gimblett Gravels, Hawkes Bay
Deep and dense in colour with blackcurrant hues, this is a meaty wine full of mocha and spice with a floral aroma, cherry and plum fruit, pepper and liquorice spices, grippy tannins, a creamy backbone. The finish is long and there's a musky, floral character that lingers along with copious amounts of peppery spices. Gold Royal Easter Wine Show. 14% alc. $19.95. Screwcap

Passage Rock Waiheke Island Syrah 2004
Deep, dense, bright blue/black coloured, this is spicy and complex with chocolatey oak on the nose, juicy red and black fruit, big tannins and a long dry savoury finish. There's a lovely floral character running through the wine while pepper underpins the palate without overpowering it. Succulence is the hallmark of this full-bodied deliciously creamy mouthful and the finish is long. Gold Royal Easter Wine Show. 14.5% alc. $51.95. Screwcap

C J Pask Declaration Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2004 - Hawkes' Bay
A stellar wine, robust, concentrated and hearty with beautifully ripe currant and plum fruit, fine tannins, chocolate, leather and cigar box. The tannins are big and succulent and the finish is long and spicy. A richly coloured main course wine, delicious already with lots of potential in the cellar.
14% alc. $52.95.

Konrad Sigrun Noble Marlborough Riesling 2003
Golden yellow with tempting honey and dried apricots on the nose and nectar-like flavours in the honeyed palate with orange toffee lingering for ages on the sweet, nectar-like finish. Beautifully balanced. Multiple Golds.
10.5% alc. $24.95. 375ml.

Fine Wine Wednesday Tasting - 3rd May 2006
Olde Worlde - 12 Wines from Europe
All Wines were tasted blind.

Grandin Brut Methode Traditional NV
A light bodied sparkling wine with apple-like aromas and fizzy apple flavours, it's a bit like dry apple cider with a strong yeasty influence, and is crisp and fresh without being too complex.
11.5% alc. $34.95 for two bottles and a free camera.

Ladoucette Comte Lafond Sancerre 2002 - Loire Valley, France
Oily smelling and slightly smoky with initial dry steely flavours, it becomes quite rich and complex with a touch of gooseberry, apples and limes, hints of asparagus, a nuance of honey, and a pungent, toasty finish. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, but a world apart from the typical fruity Marlborough style that we are so used to.
12.5% alc. $59.95.

Selbach Riesling Kabinett 2004 - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
A low alcohol, perfumed, floral, light-bodied sweetish style with a slightly viscous oily texture, apple, lime blossom and lime zest flavours and a nicely balanced honeyed finish with good length. Not as sweet as some of the German Rieslings making it an easy to drink quaffer that would also suit seafood and lightly spiced foods.
9.5% alc. Screwcap. $21.95.

Selbach Riesling Spatlese Graacher Himmelreich 2003 - Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany
A contrast to the previous wine in that it is more complex with its medium to full body, its rich, oily texture and slightly spicy apple strudel flavours - a beautifully balanced wine with underlying sweetness and crisp acidity on the lingering finish.
9% alc. $30.95.

Castillo de Monseran Garnacha 2003 - Carinena, Spain
A light garnet-coloured wine with an earthy, pongy smell, like truffles, and a light to medium-bodied palate with dry tannins, strawberry and cherry fruit and a bittersweetness to the juicy finish.
12.5% alc. $12.95.

Castano Dominio Espinal Seleccion 2002 - Yecla, Spain
Garnet red in colour with a savoury aroma and good substance to the palate weight with a hint of chocolate and red berries trying to emerge from behind the harsh, earthy tannins and leathery flavours, while the finish is rustic and savoury. This blend of Monastrell, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon can only be described as a 'rough red'.
13.5% alc. $13.95.

Frescobaldi Castiglioni Chianti 2004 - Tuscany, Italy
Made from a blend of 85% Sangiovese and 15% Merlot, this is a young fresh wine with good depth to the youthful colour and youthfulness to the flavour with fresh acidity underpinning the smoky cherry and dark plum fruit, pepper spice, tobacco and tar. There's a lot of succulence in here from the smooth, juicy tannins and it will continue to improve.
14% alc. $22.95.

Chateau Monpensier 2002 - Bordeaux, France
If you want a cheap French Cabernet Sauvignon, then this is it, but this is clearly a case of 'you get what you pay for'. This is an old-fashioned 'country' style with a faded colour, lots of earthy, muddy flavours, a touch of pepper and little suggestion of actual fruit. A blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
12.5% alc. $13.95.

Carruades de Lafite 2001 - Paulliac, Bordeaux, France
If you want a good French Cabernet Sauvignon without breaking the bank, this is the wine. It has a deep, dark red colour without any evidence of fading, an enticing chocolatey cedary aroma and ripe, juicy, full-bodied flavours of red and black fruits with supple tannins, nuances of violets and cigar box. Firm acidity underpins the wine and gives an impression of jaffa on the finish, while the aftertaste goes on and on. A wine that you can confidently cellar. Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, this is the second label of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild and easily the 'Wine of the Night'.
12.5% alc. $79.95.

Guigal Chateauneuf du Pape 2001 - Southern Rhône, France
Showing a slightly developed colour and not as heavy looking as we expect some CdP's to be - smoky aromas, fine dry tannins, liquorice, pepper, savoury leather and plummy fruit are the hallmarks of this full-bodied, rounded, delicious wine. There's a touch of acidity on the long savoury finish, which indicates that it will keep well for at least another 5 to 7 years. A fascinating, tasty wine made from 80% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 10% other allowed varieties.
13.5% alc. $78.95.

Ebano 6 2004 - Ribera del Duero, Spain
Made from Tempranillo grapes in a modern style, this has a very youthful dark, dense blackberry red colour and a medium to full-bodied palate with lovely primary fruit flavours of cherry and juicy blackberries, creamy oak, pepper, tar and a savoury, smoky finish. The tannins are quite grippy but the fruit tames them well. Everybody loved this wine - no wonder it received 5 stars in Cuisine.
14% alc. $22.95.

Chateau La Clotte-Cazalis Sauternes 2001 - Barsac, France
Deep straw gold coloured, honeyed and smoky with an infusion of orange zest and a slightly salty nuance. This is a sweet wine with ample richness but it presents as if it is on the dry side of sweet and is more of a wine to have with cheese than with pudding.
14% alc. $61.95.

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