Crisp, firm and packed with intensity. The wine serves up lots of hazelnut, toast, spice, citrus, apple, melon, pear, honeysuckle and herb flavors. Creamy and rich on the finish, with a bright, refreshing edge.
Nutty aromas reminiscent of cashews lead the way, followed up on the palate by more roasted nuts, white peaches and nectarines. Picks up some elegant citrus notes on the long finish. Based on a recent tasting of the 1997 Estate Selection (rated 90), this should improve over the next six months to a year.
A syrupy sweet dessert wine that serves up gobs of apricot and peach flavors. But searingly bright lemon-like acidity, reminiscent of eiswein, balances the richness and leaves the palate fresh.
Smooth textured, with soft but firm tannins and moderate acidity. The wine serves up black currant, tea, cola, sage, toast and citrus flavors. The feel turns a bit powdery on the end, finishing clean and fresh.
Rich with fleshy black plum and cherry flavors, Wölffer’s Cassango meshes deeply concentrated fruit with swathes of smoke, violets and darkly toasted oak. Bright, brisk acidity carries a long finish marked by a coating of soft, powdery tannins.
Herbaceous and brambly on the nose and palate, Wölffer’s Estate Merlot is concentrated in red plum and cherry fruit but lean in structure, with lively acidity and a softly tannic finish. It drinks well now, but it could benefit from decanting.