Sticky and satisfying, the Cadenza is the final flourish to Misha’s Vineyard exceptional range of Central Otago wines. A medium-sweet dessert wine, herbaceous notes make for an elegant and intriguing finish.
Unexpected and elegant, this is a fitting full stop to an evening of delicious wines.
"A concentrated and delicately luscious dessert gewürztraminer with honey, Turkish Delight, lychee, ginger and pot-pourri flavours. Impressive purity and power with a lingering finish. A seriously good sticky."
95 points, Bob Campbell MW (October 2018)
"It is fabulously perfumed on the nose showing mango, pineapple, lychee, orange peel and floral characters. The palate is succulent and beautifully sweet, without being cloying, together with bright fruit intensity and refreshing acidity, leading to a lingering, delightfully attractive finish. At its best: now to 2022."
94 points, Sam Kim (October 2018)
"The 2018 vintage was hand-harvested at Bendigo, in Central Otago, at 29.5 brix, with 16 per cent of the fruit botrytis-affected and handled without oak. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fresh, spicy perfume, it is a soft, gently sweet wine (128 grams/litre of residual sugar), light-bodied, with good concentration of vibrant, delicate, peachy, spicy flavours. Delicious young."
4.5 Stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
"Full, even, pale golden-hued straw-yellow colour with some depth. The nose is softly full and densely packed with aromas of ripe tropical fruit melded with rose-petal florals and savoury Turkish Delight and nuances of root-ginger. A fine layer of musky botrytis overlays the fruit. Sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate is subtly rich and unctuous with succulent, exotic, opulent flavours of ripe tropical fruit, rose-petal florals, Turkish Delight and some savoury spices with root-ginger. This has a rounded but concentrated heart with soft acidity, but good richness, revealing honey notes which fill the mouth. The wine flows smoothly to a full, rich, luscious finish. This is a rich and opulent sweet, Late Harvest Gewurztraminer with succulent and unctuous flavours of tropical fruit, honey, rose-petals and Turkish Delight with ginger and spice notes. Match with fruit and baked desserts over the next 3-4 years. Hand-picked fruit with approx. 16% botrytis, foot-stomped and cool fermented in stainless-steel to 9.0% alc. and 128 g/L RS. 191 dozen made."
18.5 points, Raymond Chan (October 2018)
Distinctive bouquet with spice & sweet herb laced fruits of the orchard. Flavours on the palate show off apple, white peach and pear, a gentle sweet spice, fresh lychee and rose . Moderate+ acidity, some residual sugar weight and richness add depth and complexity. A lovely wine well suited to paté, salmon and brulée dishes. Drink now and through 2022.
93 point, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier (November 2018)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.