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2005 Kanu Dessert & Ice Wine "Kia Ora Noble Late Harvest"

Kanu 2005 Kia Ora

Winery: Kanu

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Kia Ora Noble Late Harvest"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 95% Chenin Blanc & 5% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $22

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: July 26, 2009

Wine Review: This goldenrod colored late harvest dessert wine from Kanu is made mostly from Chenin Blanc. It opens with an intense ripe pear and mango like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied and viscous. It displays sweet dark rum soaked ripe pear flavors with notes of toasted oak flavors and clover honey as well. The finish was sweet, showed a hint of heat, but overall was subtle. The panel thought this offering was a perfect match for pecan pie or with soft cheeses. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Luscious flavors of dried apricot, pineapple, mango, honey, and almond unfold on the palate of this dazzling Chenin Blanc-based dessert nectar. It’s decadently rich and full-bodied, yet zesty notes of ginger and spice and a lively jolt of acidity keep it light on the palate. Pair this exotic elixir with foie gras, soft or bleu cheeses, creme caramel, and apple or pear fruit-based desserts.

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