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 and swoon-inducing, silky, blue-borage honey and fig flavours have pretty much meant I’m now obsessed.  Painstakingly crafted from a tiny amount of botrytis infected gewürztraminer by Nick Nobilo, (the lord of luscious, lychee-laden gewürztraminer production  in New Zealand), this wine boasts an unctuous texture and is completely seductive.  Ginger sorbet, creme brûlée or blue cheese with dates and macadamia nuts are what Nick recommends as a food match for this wine – but for me, my perfect pairing would be a deep bath and 1000 thread count cotton sheets.  It’s that kind of bliss.