King Estate Vin Glace Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Color: Luscious, golden straw. Aroma: Honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, nutmeg, allspice, and orange blossom. Mouthfeel: Peach, apricot, nectar, honey, tropical fruits, black tea & pear.
Vin Glacé, also known as Ice Wine, is a style of wine made from ripe frozen grapes. Pressing the frozen grapes produces a sweet juice, while leaving the frozen water crystals and grape skins behind. The resulting juice is very concentrated... View More
This ice-wine-style gris astounds the tasting panel with its pwerful fruit, like a bowl of peaches drizzled with honey. The aromas hint at saffron, apricot, and warm biscuits. Its main virtue, though, is exquisite poise, balancing richeness with a alight, fresh, lifted finish that lasts and lasts.
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