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2008 d'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "The Noble Wrinkled Riesling"

d'Arenberg 2008 Noble Wrinkled Riesling

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Noble Wrinkled Riesling"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 100% Riesling

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.8 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: June 16, 2010

Wine Review: This dark yellow colored dessert wine was very well received by our group. It opens with a mild raisin like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, well balanced and very viscous. The flavor profile is a tasty honey with notes of plump raisins mixed in. The finish is mildly sweet. It did not last long as folks went for seconds. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine is yellow-golden in appearance. The nose is delicate and seductive with perfumed aromas of flowers, lime cordial and poached pears. The palate is tight and mouth coating with ripe, exotic flavours dominated by yellow peach and fresh lime. The wine has superb fruit concentration and sweetness balanced with fine lacy acidity that adds definition to the finish which has a touch of grapefruit and lemon zest. The fruit characters are vibrant and refreshing making it a perfect accompaniment to dessert, a fruit platter or a selection of cheese. Already great drinking, it will age well over the next 5 to 10 years adding complexity which will offer great versatility in serving options.

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