Late Harvest Shahpar

2012 Late Harvest Shahpar

This rare and extremely limited wine is made only when nature’s good fortune allows the harvesting of grapes affected with botrytis cinerea, or noble rot. The white grapes destined for this wine were still on the vine in mid-November, slowly dehydrating and accumulating the noble rot essential for achieving its exquisitely rich honey and apricot profile.

  • 375 mL
    $70

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Tasting notes

Aromatically complex, 2012 Shahpar exudes a classic profile of juicy apricot, honeysuckle and orange marmalade punctuated with vivacious citrus fruits and spice.

The persistent pear, apple blossom and lemon oil on entry fall away to toasted coconut and vanilla bean with a delicate, pastry cream-like texture. For all its marked sweetness, an uplifting freshness is lent by the wine’s predominantly hillside origins; it finishes with great depth, displaying hints of mineral and lemongrass.

Composition

68% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc

Cooperage

Aged 17 months in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels

Winemaker

Steve Devitt

Appellation

Darioush Estate Vineyards in Oak Knoll and Mount Veeder

Availability

309 cases