2010 D'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "Noble Prankster"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Noble Prankster"
Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine
Grape blend: 77% Chardonnay & 23% Semillon
Bottle size: 375 ml
Region: Adelaide Hills
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: 100
KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)
Review date: November 21, 2013
Wine Review: This burnt orange colored sticky from down under opens with fragrant apricot bouquet with hints of raisin and orange. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a very tasty orange with notes of apricot. I also detected hints of fig and a touch of raisin. The finish remains sweet and fades away nicely. This wine would pair Great Hill Blue Cheese on a French baguette. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Upon release the colour is a vibrant yellow gold. The nose is youthful and perfumed with grapefruit and tight lemon and lime characters. There is a background of mix peel that provides a clue to the intense and complex characters found on the palate. The unctuous luscious wine coats the mouth with an explosion of exotic and intense fruit including yellow peach, quince, green melon and a wonderful lemon butter nuance. There is a long spicy note before it finishes with a lingering and refreshing green mango character and lovely minerality. Drink it now for its lively fruit characters or cellar for five to 10 years and expect it to take on delicious marmalade and dried fruit characters.
Organic status: not organic
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