Selaks White Blend Marlborough Ice Wine 2011
Selaks Premium Selection Ice is rich and luscious, with flavours of marmalade, dried apricots and honey. The palate has a slightly oily texture, with a seamless blend of concentrated fruit sweetness and crisp, clean acidity. Lingering on the palate, the finish is deliciously sweet and refreshing.
Not too viscous or syrupy. this could probably be confused in a blind tasting for a sweet riesling. woo-wee this is tasty with granny smith apple and pineapples for days. I haven't smelled this much petrol since the last Australian riesling I drank. That's what she said? Definitely not what I was expecting when I screwed the cap off.
Three and a half glasses
Balanced, rich, citrus. Nice mouthfeel. Apples and pears. Not too sweet, no raisin.
Great with fruit and nuts. Apple and honey on the nose. Big grapefruit on the palate. Crisp, intense, and not cloying.
External Reviews for Selaks White Blend Marlborough Ice Wine
A Proprietary Blend wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Selaks Ice Wine 375ml
Winery notes This seductive wine reveals the secret of producing an outstanding ultra-sweet wine; optimum balance between fruit sweetness and crisp clean acidity. Made predominately from Riesling and Gewurztraminer this wine never fails to make friends. It tastes sweet and oily yet never cloying.
A Proprietary Blend wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2006 Selaks Ice Wine Premium Selection 375ml
Selaks, a long-established family estate on New Zealand's north island, now has a second winery in Marlborough, where this luscious dessert wine is produced. A blend of Riesling and Gewürz, the wine's honeyed sweetness is balanced by fine acidity.
Sweet and focused flavor, with honey and apricot notes mingling through the nicely balanced, subdued finish. A blend of Riesling and Gewürztraminer. Drink now through 2007.
Pale medium-gold. Nuanced, lively aromas of pineapple, peach syrup, ripe pear, honeysuckle and stone. Juicy, brisk and penetrating, with vibrant flavors of pineapple and cherry pit. Bracing but harmonious acids give this taut wine a refreshing edge. Rather gentle for ice wine but very persistent, and not at all cloying.
Full gold. Roasted fruit salad, crème brûlée, honey and cinnamon on the nose. Penetrating, fresh flavors of apple, pear and peach; the wine's slightly sugary quality is leavened by some brisk citrusy acidity. Finishes with good length and some unabsorbed acidity.