Anakena, Late Harvest, D.O. Requinoa, Chile, 2010
This wine: varietal viognier, natural cork closure, 12% abv, 50cl, Ann et Vin, bin end 2015, £5
WSET style tasting note
Appearance: clear and bright, deep intensity gold, showing tears.
Nose: clean on the nose, medium (+) intensity, full developed, with aromas, as they come, of light orange marmalade with a sweaty or hay-like edge to it, barley sugar, tinned yellow peach, papaya, baked pineapple, stewed stone fruit, warm honey, a low-key waxy note, and stewed mirabelles and background spice.
Palate: a sweet wine, medium (+) acidity, medium (+) alcohol, a medium (+) body from the alcohol plus residual sugar, medium (+) intensity, a velvety texture with a slight grip, with flavours of pineapple skin, ripe apricot and yellow peach, warm honey, again with a hint of warm hay. A long length with a ripe stone fruit finish.
Quality: a very good quality wine, with perfect balancing acidity with alcohol and residual sugar, giving a sugar cleansed long finish, and harmonious with the intensity of over-ripe fruit character. Concentrated flavors, with some complexity follow into the long length.
Readiness for drinking/potential for ageing: drink now, not suitable for further ageing, but has the acid structure and concentration of flavour to hold for say 3-7 years.