Golden hued and full bodied, with melon and spicy baked apple aromas. Layered, with mineral notes enhanced by honeycomb and caramel flavors from lees contact. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors, as they combine to form complex, soft flavors with sufficient body to enhance even spicy and full flavored meals.
Can be served with many varied spicy dishes, full flavored fish or chicken dishes. Ideal with crayfish, prawns.
"Pale yellow. Complex aromas of pear, stone fruits, pineapple, spices and pepper, plus a whiff of curry powder. Juicy, fresh and penetrating, with lovely fruit flavors enlivened by minerality, which also gives firmness to the finish. Ken Forrester is now farming his estate vineyards organically. Seventy percent of this wine was aged and fermented in barriques, 20% of which were new, but the wine's material wears the wood component lightly."
International Wine Cellar