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Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:01 pm
Tried this the other night:
1. Selaks Ice EastCoast/NewZealand PremiumSelection (11%; 51% GWT/49% Riesling) 2011: Med.dark gold color; very intense/Semillon/apricotty/peachy/melony/grapey/orange marmalade slight volatile/EA quite perfumed/fragrant nose; fairly tart intense peachy/apricotty/Semillon/figgy/orange marmalade some botrytis (??) very grapey/passito like quite sweet flavor; very long/lingering quite sweet tart intense apricotty/figgy/peachy/orange marmalade some botrytis (?) finish; a very clean highly perfumed quite sweet balanced dessert wine at a very good price. $21.00/hlf
A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. The Selak WebSite hasn't much info on how this wine was made. No GWT/Riesling character that I could identify. The figgy character reminded me of Semillon more than anything. It seemed to have a touch of botrytis in it. The very intense grapey character suggested a passito or late harvest wine. I presume this was made as a freezer ice wine, which I tend to find on the simple & boring side. This Ice wine was not at all like that. A very/very good dessert wine.
Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:24 pm
I presume this was made as a freezer ice wine,
That they didn't label it 'ice wine' is the giveaway, but they do explain how they make 'ice' on the tasting note PDF on their site http://www.selaks.co.nz/site/uploads/20 ... e-2010.pdf
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