2011 D'Arenberg Dessert & Ice Wine "The Noble Wrinkled Riesling"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "The Noble Wrinkled Riesling"
Wine Category: Dessert & Ice Wine
Grape blend: 100% Riesling
Bottle size: 375 ml
Region: McLaren Vale
State or country: Australia
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: July 31, 2015
Wine Review: This burnt orange colored "Sticky" from d'Arenburg was well received by the panel. It opens with a fragrant orange marmalade bouquet with hints of honey, molasses, apricot, and raisins. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, rich and heavy. The flavor profile is a blend of molasses, honey and orange. We also detected some hints of golden raisins, apricot, and Brazil nuts. The finish is sweet and lasts for a while. The panel suggested pairing this nice dessert wine with macaroon or warm oatmeal cookies. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: If "death by chocolate" truly exists, then this is certainly the vinous equivalent. Decadence is an understatement. Oozing sweet marmalade, raisin and honeysuckle flavors. The true threat however of this wine lies in the zesty, vibrant lemon and lime sherbet notes, which ensure that we are left salivating and returning ever so quickly for more. Liquid Gold!
Organic status: not organic
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