JoieFarm 2012 A Noble Blend - 92pts
Availability: Direct from winery here and VQA stores
Production: 4236 cases, 486 magnums, 90 double magnums
Date Tasted: April 12th, 2013
Tasting Notes: After two cooler vintages JoieFarm's flagship wine returns to its opulent roots with the release of the 2012 edition. Delivering rich, complex flavours of tropical fruit, apples, lime rind and clove spice on the off-dry, vibrant palate and delicate aromas of kiwi fruit, lychee and peaches on the delightful nose. The art of assemblage is on display with this blend of 35% Gewurztraminer, 29% Riesling, 17% Pinot Blanc, 12% Pinot Auxerrois, 4% Schoenberger and 3% Muscat with each component contributing its own coloured tile to the larger mosaic, creating a complete and rewarding experience. This may be a vintage to hold on to for further development, but not for too long. Another 2-3 years tops. Drink now-2016.
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