Lovely now, the 2018 vintage (5*) was grown in the Brancott Valley and at Renwick, hand-picked when the berries were shrivelled by botrytis ('noble rot') , and partly (50 per cent) fermented and matured for a year in old barrels. Golden, with a richly honeyed bouquet, it is weighty and fleshy, with lush, peachy, complex flavours, abundant sweetness (130 grams/litre of residual sugar), balanced acidity and a slightly oily richness. Benchmark stuff.
Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $38 NZD
Value for Money: AV
This wine has a volume of (375ML).
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.