Esk Valley Verdelho Hawkes Bay 2016 – $$
I haven’t tried a Verdelho since ages ago! When I saw this on sale I just had to buy.
Pale gold. 14% alc.
Aromatic with sweet tropical fruity scents. Open and lifted, with notes of spice and honey and butter candy, and Golden Delicious apples.
To taste – sweet and ripe on entry, a citrus edge throughout the mid-palate, spicy and with a long finish. Unctuous and mouth-filling, textural and bold, with bountiful flavours of apples, mangoes and mandarines.
Recommended – 88 points