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2008 d'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "The Noble Mud Pie"

D'Arenberg 2008 The Noble Mud Pie

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Noble Mud Pie"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 86% Viognier, 8% Pinot Gris, & 6% Marsanne

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Adelaide Hills

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: 200

KWG Score: 93 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: August 8, 2010

Wine Review: This Goldenrod colored dessert wine was our favorite from our first mini flight of dessert wines. It opens with an attractive orange bouquet with hints of apricot and raisin. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and savory. The flavor profile is a tasty apricot and pineapple blend with a hint of honey in the background. The finish is sweet and lingers nicely. The panel suggested pairing this very nice dessert wine with crème brulee or Mary’s blueberry cream cake. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The nose is wonderfully aromatic with an unmistakable rose water character that is backed by a raft of fruits including peach, papaya and green mango as well as spice notes of ginger and cinnamon. The palate is intensely lush with rose water followed by yellow peach, strawberry, apricot nectar and Fuji apple. The acidity runs right through the palate with a long finish of orange butter and lemon scented gum honey.

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