Selaks White Blend Marlborough Ice Wine 2011

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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.

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When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land... Read more
When Marino Selak first arrived in New Zealand from his native Croatia in 1906, there were a few things missing. Apart from olive oils and the traditional Croatian food, it seemed that wine was in seriously short supply. Back in Croatia, wine was the centre of the table that brought families and friends together - part of everyday life. So Marino decided to create his own by buying some land for a market garden, orchards and vineyard, unwittingly creating a wine that would become a world favourite. 34 years later and the Selaks wine had become so popular in the local Auckland community that Marino asked his relatives in Croatia for help. Perhaps lured by the prospect of growing wine in the fields of New Zealand as opposed to going to war, Marino’s nephew, Mate Selak, sailed to New Zealand on a one way ticket at the tender age of 16. He must have enjoyed his new home because by the time Mate was 23, he had purchased the land from his uncle and had begun experimenting with champagne style wine. The wine brought a taste of Europe to the country and was instantly popular. However, the government confiscated the Selaks’ land to build a new motorway. Read less
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Member Reviews for Selaks White Blend Marlborough Ice Wine

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Snooth User: aronowm2
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/05/2010

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.


Snooth User: berrysr
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 06/03/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: joshwoodward
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 05/15/2009

Balanced, rich, citrus. Nice mouthfeel. Apples and pears. Not too sweet, no raisin.


Snooth User: lushforlife42
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 07/06/2009

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

External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/20/2011

A Proprietary Blend wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2010 Selaks Ice Wine 375ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 10/06/2009

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 06/03/2010

A Proprietary Blend wine from Marlborough in New Zealand. 2006 Selaks Ice Wine Premium Selection 375ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/21/2009

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.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Very pale yellow-gold color. Slightly swampy aromas of apricot syrup, mirabelle, lime and mint, with a hint of heat showing. Then juicy, gingery and supple in the mouth, and already quite expressive. But a distinctly easygoing style of ice wine, without the concentration, structure or gripping acidity normally shown by the category of sweet wine.


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Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Richly sweet and brightly aromatic. A delicious amalgam of juicy litchi and spice aromas and flavors, finishing tangy and bright with citrus notes. Gewürtraminer and Riesling. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/18/2011

Rich and sweet, balanced with vibrant acidity, with spicy, floral overtones to the apricot and honey flavors, finishing with a refreshing tautness. Gewürztraminer and Riesling. Drink now through 2010.


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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.

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