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2011 d'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "The Noble Mud Pie"

D'Arenberg 2011 Noble Mud Pie

Winery: d'Arenberg

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Noble Mud Pie"

Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine

Grape blend: 65% Viognier, 30% Marsanne & 5% Pinot Gris

Bottle size: 375 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $20

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90.5 (based on 2 reviews)

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

Review date: January 6, 2015

Wine Review: This goldenrod colored dessert wine opens with fragrant orange marmalade and raisin like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, pleasantly sweet and rich. The flavor profile is a raisin and orange blend with hints of apricot and hint of triple sec. The finish remains sweet and lingers nicely. This dessert wine would pair nicely with pecan pie. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: A glutinous, luscious drink... More tempting than the original sin! The allure of a viscous vinous treat, lolling and lingering across your tongue, hard to resist. The Viognier is evident on the nose with notes of apricot nectar, ginger, yellow peach blossom and dried citrus peel. The palate oozes flavours of dried apricot and mixed citrus marmalade, sweet pineapple and candied ginger. Gushing and gurgling, drizzling and dribbling, sluicing and swirling, then slowly meandering all the way to a triumphant, warm and lingering afterglow. Indulge... it would be a sin not to.

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