2010 Bream Creek Vineyard Late Picked Schönburger

This is certainly an esoteric drop if there ever was one. Claimed by Bream Creek as the only stickie made from Schönburger in the world, it is nonetheless an elegant, botrytis-free example of a dessert wine. 

Pale yellow to green in colour. Intriguing aromatics include rose petal, fresh citrus, 
honeysuckle blossom and spicy mandarin peel. Subtle musk and honey notes as well. Medium dry wine and on the lighter side of medium-bodied. Smooth texture of candied or glazed fruits. Cumquat, lychee, grapefruit and apricot.

There is sufficient refreshing acidity to keep the wine balanced overall, which leads to a finish of sweet fruits and powdery phenolics. While deliciously sweet, the palate is not mawkish with the finish still fresh enough with citrus acidity to keep it from cloying. Not as luscious as I thought it would be and doesn't have that oomph factor. Good.  

Source: Retail Purchase. Alcohol: 9.5%. Closure: Screwcap (375ml). Price: $25.95. Rating: 89 Points.

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