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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Wine Entry : The Cranswick Estate Autumn Gold 1995


This 375ml bottle has been kept in the cupboard for about 5-6 years and has aged to a dark brown colour resembling strong tea. Relatively low alcohol content of only 11%, so it’s very drinkable without the strong alcohol kick. This wine should still be available at Jason for about S$ 31.95.

Smell : Very similar to Port and apricot brandy with a smokey end.

Taste : Raisin, strong fig and blackcurrent taste.

After-taste : Not overpowering, beautiful light and refreshing finish.

Description at the back of the label :
This exceptional dessert wine highlights the Riverina’s standing as Australia’s premium botrytis wine producing region.Our 1995 vintage consists entirely of Semillon grapes grown on Pat Zirilli’s Griffith vineyard. The Semillon was left on the vine until June, long after the last grapes of this variety had been harvested, and allowed to “rot” from the natural occurrence of botrytis cinera.

The fruit was hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Following fermentation the wine was matured for 12 months in barriques.Intense ripe fruit aromas of dried apricots, figs and apples are lifted by honeyed oak and nutty vanillin characters. The palate is soft and fine, rounded with delicate fruit and balanced acidity with careful cellaring up to 10 years, these qualities will intensity.



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