Sunday, January 29, 2012
The wine had a deep golden color, as pictured at the left, and a wonderful nose of perfectly ripe apricots, golden figs and golden raisins. Thick and sticky on the tongue the apricots were joined by some honey, the before mentioned figs, a touch of herbs and just a suggestion of pineapple. Nicely balanced wine that really lingered on the tongue. It was quite sweet but there was still enough acid to keep it from being syrupy.
Dessert was a mixed bag. There was a shortbread cookie topped with a coconut caramel sauce, a slice of freshly baked gingerbread and a small scoop of caramel and sea salt gelato. Hard to argue with any of them, but together they made a nice test for the wine. It went best with the coconut caramel shortbread.
13% alcohol and $40.