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Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon

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Cookoothama Botrytis Semillon

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Matt Skinner (2007 Vintage) says
Assembled using fruit taken from the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in NSW, this is a flavour-packed sweet wine of epic proportions. With plenty of botrytis influence and having spent 12 months in both older French and American oak barrels, expect a sweet and explosive nose of ripe apricot jam, toast, creamed honey and spice, while the palate is broad, full and rich with cloying texture, mouthwatering acidity and a long expansive finish. Drink it with tarte tatin.
Matt Skinner's Wine Guide 2011
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
The stickies from the Riverina always line up incredibly wellÑit's just the perfect combo of variety and climate. Last year I was lucky enough to judge their local wine show and, fair dinkum, I've only seen more gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Cookoothama is in the top group of ten or so who make crackers every year. Sweet, luscious and longÑ just find a creme brulee and wait for the magic to happen.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
This is becoming a fairly predictable style of sweet wine: predictably delicious year after year. Yes, this winery is a client of Liquid Ideas and therefore a potential magnet for conflict of interest claims, but I can't help the fact that every time I do a sticky tasting this one comes out near the top. I mean, of course I wish I could work with wineries that only produce second-rate stuff...
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
Ken Gargett (2002 Vintage) says
I may be a simple soul, but I am a big fan of complexity. Any really good wine has to be complex but particularly a sweet wine, otherwise it will just taste sugary and sickly. This little number has the real complexity of a great sticky. It smells a bit like burnt toast with butter and honey, and it tastes like a lovely vinous marmalade with excellent refreshing acidity. Very nice stuff indeed, even for the simple-minded.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005

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