Lagarde, Henry Cosecha Tardía 2011, Perdriel, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: The wine is the best of what late harvest wine can be without crushing sweetness.
Made from muscat bianco, this late harvest wine has a golden-yellow color with a nose of orange citrus, honey dew melon and late-harvest pear.
While muscato bianco is listed as the grape on the label the grape is actually muscato gaillo because muscato bianco is the closest grape that Argentinean wine classification officials have to muscato gaillo so they call it muscato bianco here.
On the palate the wine is lighter than the nose would suggest though this is not to imply this wine is a lightweight.
On the palate you first feel sweetness and then fruit which enters like a snowflake rather than a brick as do some other dessert wines. This wine was aged for 7 months in new oak barrels.
Tasted: Lagarde Dining Room, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Date: January 22, 2016