Allan Scott Late Harvest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (2008)

The golden, fleshy 2008 vintage (4.5*) is a rich, complex, Sauternes style, hand-picked and fermented and matured for six months in old French oak barriques. Mouthfilling (although only 9 per cent alcohol), with a fragrant, honeyed bouquet, it has an oily texture and lovely depth of sweet (230 grams/litre of residual sugar), very ripe, apricot-like flavours, enriched by noble rot.

Details

Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Vintage: 2008
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $29 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2013

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

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