Auburn Bendigo Central Otago Riesling 2013

Riesling from New Zealand – Otago
Review Date - 07-Dec-2013

19.5/20

Brilliant, pale straw-yellow colour with green hues and some depth. The bouquet is complete with waves of exotic florals, tropical fruits, citrus zest and honeysuckle aromas, all seamlessly integrated with a dense and concentrated core, opening and blossoming in the glass. Medium-sweet to sweet, and medium-bodied, the palate is one of seamless, open flow, beautiful harmony and layers of rich, exotic fruit flavours of tropical fruits, jasmine florals, honey and citrus zest. The mouthfeel is soft, smooth flowing and suggestive of unctuousness, with fine nervosity from refined acidity providing underlying poise and balance. The rich flavours lead to a very long, lingering and sustained finish of honey and citrus fruits. This is a beautifully rich, softly honied, exotic, medium-sweet Riesling with a harmonious and seamless mouthfeel. Match with mildly spicy cuisine and with fruit desserts over the next 5-7+ years. Fruit from 8 y.o. vines from Bendigo, with no botrytis, WBP and cool-fermented to 9.0% alc. and 56 g/L RS, TA 8.5 g/L and pH 2.84. 895 bottles. 19.5/20 Dec 2013 RRP $28.00

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