St. Donatus Irsai Olivér Balatonlellei 2009 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
Simple wine, entry level price; the wine delivers some soapy, bathroom freshener-type aromas, not at all unpleasant...
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Irsai Oliver is a type of white grape native to central Europe and in this example, Hungary. The awkwardness of the name has not added to the appeal of this very fragrant wine though that should not deter your interest in trying something new. On the nose: Aroma is not the correct word; perfume is more accurate and you must try it to believe how pronounced the fragrance actually is. Crushed rose petal bath soap, if you can imagine it – very interesting. On the palate: fresh acidity highlighted with touch of lime on the finish. Can I say that it even tastes like flowers? Delicate but very pronounced and recommended. LCBO #012070 / $12.95 (D)
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