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Quails' Gate Estate Winery Late Harvest Botrytis Affected Optima 2018 Wine Review

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Late Harvest Botrytis Affected Optima 2018

Quails' Gate Estate Winery Late Harvest Botrytis Affected Optima 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, BC V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:92/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $40.00

Drink: 2019-2030

Bottle size: 375 ml

Alcohol: 11%

Sweetness: Sweet

Wine Type: Dessert Wine

Winery: Quails' Gate Estate Winery

Agent: Hobbs & Co. - Perigon

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A voluptuous BC dessert wine made from botrytized grapes that have concentrated spectacular aromas of peach preserves, honey and cinnamon. Enjoy on its own or with cheese.

This Quails' Gate Estate Winery Late Harvest Botrytis Affected Optima 2018 was reviewed on January 20, 2021 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Deborah Podurgiel - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Too decadent for words, but I’ll try. The winery has been making this Botrytis Cinerea-affected dessert wine for over 25 years. It just seems to get better and better. The Optima grapes are grown at the base of the winery close to the lake which nurtures the micro flora (noble rot) Botrytis Cinerea. Flavours are so concentrated on this Sauterne-style dessert white. Unctuous, intense and weighty with orange marmalade, apricot compote, lush peach and stone-fruit flavours on the palate matched with vibrant acidity balancing the whole, finishing very long with apricot jam, orange marmalade and soft vanilla flavours. It is dessert! But try it chilled with blue-veined creamy cheeses, dark chocolate paté, candied orange rinds dipped in dark chocolate.

This vintage awarded Platinum, Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A lovely dessert wine! Aromas are more tropical with hints of mango, guava, honey, and ripe peach. Full bodied and luscious on the palate, with lots of stone and tropical fruit, and a honeyed finish. Enjoy with blue cheese or a fruit tart.

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