A ripe, concentrated wine with an array of stone-fruit, pears and quince flavours, a slightly oily texture and a powerful lasting finish.
The wine will benefit from bottle ageing and we recommend to enjoy it between now and 2010.
Cold temperatures and rain at flowering, followed by excellent summer and autumn weather
Hand-picked and hand-sorted on 17 April with 24.6 Brix
No fining pre-bottling
Bottled on 31 July 2007 under screw capsules
Pure, mouth-filling wine with pear and lifted spicy flavours. A hint of sweetness adds weight and helps to promote a beautifully ethereal texture. The wine carries its high alcohol level well with a pleasantly warming finish.Winestate Magazine
Highly scented, with substantial body and rich citrus fruit, lychee and spice flavours. Fleshy and faintly honeyed, with good harmony and a dryish, well-rounded finish.[86/100] Wine Orbit
The nose shows gently fragrant aromas of citrus, apple and subtle spice characters.The Nelson Mail
The palate exhibits a gentle sweetness on the front palate followed by soft texture and crisp acidity. A pleasant wine showing lovely fresh flavours
At its best: now to 2009.
This five-star wine has intense ripe pear and spicy quince flavours with a richly textured mouth-feel. The characters of this exquisite wine evolve in the mouth, with a touch of honey providing the perfect foil to the reasonably high alcohol.