Askerne Noble Sémillon (2008)

At its best, this is a ravishing Hawke’s Bay beauty in the mould of classic Sauternes. The 2008 vintage (4*) was fermented in French oak barrels (25 per cent new). Amber/green, with a bouquet of apricots and honey, it is oily and sweet (200 grams/litre of residual sugar), with concentrated honey, tea and apricot flavours, very rich and treacly. Ready.


Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Vintage: 2008
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★ – 4 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
Sweetness: SW
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2014

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