The 2009 vintage (5*) is the first since 1999. From 14-year-old vines in the original Oyster Bay Vineyard, it was harvested in winter (between 4 June and 25 June). The bouquet is invitingly scented, with apricot and honey notes; the palate is strongly botrytis-affected, with lovely richness of peach, apricot and honey flavours, showing bottle-aged complexity, and a deliciously rounded finish. Drink now.
Type: Sweet White Wines
Variety: Sweet White Wines
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $30 NZD
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.