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2008 d'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "Noble Prankster"

D'Arenberg 2008 Noble Prankster

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Noble Prankster"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 95% Chardonnay & 5% Semillon

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: Adelaide Hills

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 30, 2010

Wine Review: The light gold colored sticky from down under opens with a honey and mild tangerine bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich, syrupy, and concentrated. The flavor profile is a rich apricot, honey, and fig with a hint of raisin. The finish is sweet, shows a touch of heat, and lingers. The panel suggested pairing this dessert wine with pecan pie. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Vibrant yellow gold with a youthful nose of grapefruit, lemon and lime characters. The unctuous, luscious wine coats the mouth with an explosion of exotic and intense fruit including yellow peach, quince, green melon and a wonderful lemon butter nuance. There is a long spicy note before it finishes with a lingering and refreshing green mango character and minerality.

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