Monday, October 8, 2007

Rating: ***+ 2004 Nederburg Special Late Harvest. Western Cape, South Africa

Review:
It's not possible to tell what the composition of this sweet, late harvest Nederburg wine is from the label. From the website, though, you can learn that it is a combination of chenin blanc and riesling, infected by botrytis cinerea (noble rot).

Let's see how it all behaves... In the glass, it is a honey golden color. Served cool, the aroma is lightly honeyed with citrus overtones. On the palate, a sweet, lightly acidic note is the first thing you notice. Not a strong botrytis note, but a bit of honeyed flavor, suggestive of noble rot. Moderate in finish. Just shy of four stars out of five. Outstanding value.

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