Wine talk: Sweet wines

Published NZME Regional Newspapers Tue 29 Mar 2016   Life without the occasional sticky treat would be so boring.  Wines that are indulgently delicious, swoon-inducingly sweet, yet make all the cavities in your teeth scream bloody murder with every sip.  Bring it on!   Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2014 750ml  $30 ★★★★★ Wow.  […]

Brookfields Indulgence Dessert Viognier 2014

Brookfields Indulgence Dessert Viognier 2014 $25 ★★★★★ Beware.  At a heartstoppingly huge 250g/l of residual sugar, you’ll be needing to get those cavities seen to before you even think about sipping this sexy thing.  With incredibly intense aromas of candied mandarin, creamed honey and orange toffee and incredibly luxurious, yet crisp and tangy on the […]

Loveblock Noble Chenin Blanc 2014

Loveblock Noble Chenin Blanc 2014 500ml $29 ★★★★★ Here’s the thing.  Do not under any circumstances attempt to drink this wine if you know that you’re in possession of untreated tooth decay or cavities of any description.  At over 230g/l residual sugar and 12g/l titrateable acidity, this sticky-sweet treat is dangerously delicious.  Golden-bronze in the […]

Greystone Basket Star Riesling 2011

Greystone Basket Star Riesling 2011 375ml $38.90 ★★★★★ It hardly seems possible this multiple gold medal and 5-star winner could get better, but with each year that passes it just does.  Golden and gorgeous in the glass and oozing aromas of candied mandarins, fig, quince and blue-borage honey alongside baked citrus flavours and a full, […]

Vinoptima Noble Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007

Vinoptima Noble Gisborne Gewürztraminer 2007 $250 375ml  Could this wine be the most delectable thing ever?  (I think that’s the first and only time I’ve ever used the word ‘delectable’) Yes, it is an indulgence, and one of the most expensive things I’ve ever tasted, but its aromas of rose-caramel, toffee, candied mandarin and golden syrup […]

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011 $32 ★★★★★ I’d happily roll up my sleeves and launch into fisticuffs with anyone who disputed that this wine was one of the most consistently successful sweet wines from our shores.  With international trophies and stacks of gold medals in the trophy cabinet, the Sweet Agnes is a star.  With […]

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011

Riverby Estate Noble Sauvignon Semillon 2011 $35  Deeply golden colour with hints of musky, dusty notes underneath the honeyed, toffee-like aromas.  There are lovely sweet marmalade and peach concentrate flavours on the finish which has good, solid length.  www.riverbyestate.com

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011

Riverby Estate Marlborough Noble Riesling 2011 $35 375ml  Golden and brassy and wow what an incredible wine!  Delicious rose-toffee, caramelised peach, marmalade, and tangy, tantalising, ultra-sexy flavours – can’t fault it, more please!!  Buy from www.riverbyestate.com

Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011

Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011 375ml $60  Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011 Wow!  I gave this wine a 20/20 score because it is perfect in every way.  Masterfully created from dried botrytis-selected individual berries, scented with fresh-baled hay, feijoa jelly and sherbert-like aromas, it oozes super-concentrated marmalade, toffee, and blue-borage honey richness in the mouth.  […]

Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011

Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011 375ml $50  Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011 Unctuous and silky with toffee, pineapple and candied fruits on the nose and boasting smooth, yet tongue-tingling elegant acidity in the mouth.  Beautifully balanced and lengthy.  

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