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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Wine Entry : Sandalford Element Late Harvest Soft Sweet White 2006 Margaret River (Australian)


Element is a brand that I have seen sometimes in Singapore’s Cold Storage, but not this particular style, usually it is the common chardonnay or cabernet sauvignon. This bottle was bought direct from the vineyard’s cellar sales and the conversion makes it S$15.50 and adorned with a golden screw-cap. Reminisence of a German Riesling. Medium light yellow in colour, almost like straw in sunlight.

Smell : Very fragrant with green apples, pears, honeydew and peaches. Almost having the similar aromacity as a German Gewurztraminer.

Taste : Refreshing, the sweetness is the first taste on the palate followed with the acidity of green apples. None or hardly any herbaceous / grassy tastes. The intensity of the aromas is less in the taste.

After-taste : A medium finish with acidity and unripen honeydew / pear flavours.

Description at back of bottle : The Sandalford Element range of wines are created by utilizing the perfect balance of Australia’s natural resources. The wines are fruit driven with an emphasis on style and immediate appeal. This fruity and sweet wine is made from premium grapes varieties grown in the famed Margaret River region of Western Australia.



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