Tasting Note                         

91+    2004 Kanu  Kia-Ora   Noble Late Harvest  7/19/08   ($20-375mL)  

Chenin Blanc   12.0% alc   113g/L residual sugar
Color: Deep botrytus gold. (3.5) Bouquet: Noble rot, minerals, grapeseed, pear juice and apricot. (3.0) Body: Solid middleweight plus that coats the mouth with concentrated fruit and excellent acidity. Rich and silky.(3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet. (3.0) Finish: Parallels flavor and lingers, but not as intense or attractive. (2.5)
Overall: This is exceptional and delicious right now with its concentrated fruit and botrytus character. Drinks like a top-notch, sweet Vouvray. It should get more interesting with time. Classy stuff. (15.5)