Thursday, January 31, 2013

Blaauwklippen Noble Late Harvest Stellenbosch Zinfandel 2009 78 Points

Unusual offerings a late harvested Zinfandel showing dark garnet with brown rim.
Clean, not much botrytis character, porty note with raisin character, cooked plums in sugar, spicy camphor note, tobacco ash, treacle and hints of sweet molasses.

Sweet with plum juice note, raisin note follows through, Christmas fruitcake richness, low acidity, delicate oaking, low alcohol of 10% abv, could do with more natural acidity, missing focus