Alluviale Mangatahi Hawke’s Bay Tardif (2010)

Ensconced in a full-sized bottle, the 2010 vintage (3.5*) was picked at Mangatahi, in Hawke’s Bay, in early June. Made from late-harvested (35 brix), raisined but not botrytised grapes, it’s ripely scented, mouthfilling, sweet (65 grams/litre of residual sugar) and soft, with fresh, gentle peach, pear and spice flavours. Enjoyable from the start, it’s recommended by the producer as an apéritif.


Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Vintage: 2010
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★✰ – 3.5 Stars
Price: $27 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: V+

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2014

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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