Rich and honeyed, this viscous and tongue-coating straw wine offers intense flavors of baked apple, fresh honey, Medjool date and candied orange that remain endlessly on the palate and finish. Though the wine is decadently powerful, there’s enough acidity to support the weight and keep things from being simply too sweet.
This Chenin-based blend—with 10% Clairette Blanc and 10% Viognier—offers great richness and a lush texture. Notes of beeswax and brioche add depth to the orange oil, pear, melon and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. The medium weight mouth offers a fresh lemony citrus and green plum tartness, keeping the palate clean and vibrant. Drink now–2014.
Forward aromas of game and earthy spice notes are upfront on the bouquet, with notes of mulled berries, red plum and fig providing a concentrated, fruity backdrop. Earthy tones continue to dominate the medium-weight mouth, as flavors of tree bark and baking spice flood the palate and linger long into the finish. Fine tannins lend a satiny, smooth texture to the…
There’s a toasty streak that adds depth to the apple and melon fruit core of this wine. Soft tropical fruit accents appear in the mouth, with a brioche-flavored finish sealing the deal.