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2013 Astrolabe Wrekin Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 375ml

2013 Astrolabe Wrekin Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 375ml

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4.5 Stars Michael Cooper
2013 Astrolabe Wrekin Late Harvest Chenin Blanc 375ml
4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

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Astrolabe are overstocked in this gem - lucky for you as this is a seriously good sticky! Chenin Blanc makes wonderful dessert wines so we always jump on any good ones. But they are very rare in N.Z because so little Chenin is grown here and it's hardly ever made into dessert wine. Unfortunately not enough people enjoy the pleasures of great dessert wine, hence the overstock problem. Do your bit and help Astrolabe out here - what a chore!!

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Elsewhere up to $26.99 Save $9 $17.99 in mixed 6+ or $19.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Chenin Blanc

Its Origins

Astrolabe was created in 1996 by winemaker Simon Waghorn, the culmination of a career that began in South Australia in 1982. Winemaking later led Simon and his family from Te Kauwhata to Gisborne, where he specialised in Chardonnay, and eventually to Marlborough where in 1996 he and his wife Jane Forrest-Waghorn joined with old friends Paul Davenport and Sally Lewis to have a go at their own label…and so began Astrolabe. Today they work with a number of growers scattered all over Marlborough, from Awatere valley to the Kekerengu coast to the Wairau Valley, developing a wide portfolio of iconic wines that celebrate the varieties and terroirs of Marlborough.

What The Critics Say

4.5 Stars Michael Cooper

"The light gold 2013 vintage (4.5*) was grown at Fairhall, hand-harvested and handled without oak. From lightly botrytised grapes, it is a very elegant, delicious wine with a honeyed bouquet and concentrated, vibrant, sweet flavours (124 grams/litre of residual sugar), peachy, honeyed and rich. It's drinking well now."

Yvonne Lorkin

"Chenin blanc is rare here, there's precious little about even in a good year, so for Simon Waghorn and his team to have a crack at making a late-harvest style was pretty risky - but it paid off. With sweet, smoky guava, a squeak of apple pie and soft, honeyed notes on the palate, it's rich, generous, laid-back and darn lovely served with a large chunk of aged gouda."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Late Harvest / Botrytis

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Marlborough

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    375ml

  • Alcohol

    11.00%

  • Maturity

    2016 -2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with DESSERT
with MILD CHEESE

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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