Dry River ‘Craighall’ ‘Selection’ Martinborough Riesling 2016

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 08-Nov-2016
Bright, light golden-hued yellow colour with some depth, a little lighter on the rim. This has a very elegant and finely proportioned nose with good depth and intensity of steely and refreshing lime and lemonade fruit aromas, entwined with exotic tangerine notes, subtly interwoven with harmonious layers of honeysuckle, marmalade, talc and musk that gently blossom in the glass. Sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate is refined and concentrated with soft, rich core of lime and lemonade layered with honeysuckle, marmalade and musk detail. This is smooth-flowing with underlying, ripe acid energy providing drive and linearity. The richness carries through a sustained finish with delicate decadence. This is a refined and softly concentrated sweet Riesling with exotic fruit flavours enriched by honeysuckle and musk, balanced by fine acid drive. Serve as an aperitif and with fruit desserts over the next 5+ years. Three passes of fruit, the first early and clean, the second mid-season and the third, approx. 30% of the blend with full shrivel and botrytis, fermented in stainless-steel to 9.5% alc. and 55 g/L RS, TA 9.0 g/L and pH 2.75. 19.0/20 Nov 2016 RRP $59.00

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