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Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2017

16 November,2017

The Palliser Estate Riesling is one of the finest examples of the variety from the Martinborough region. The medium-dry style always shows impeccable balance, and in doing so is one of the core wines from the company. 2017 was a challenging vintage with threatening rains prompting early picking for many varieties. Riesling, a later variety, has skins which retain integrity better than other whites, and if picked later can show the increased complexity of noble rot. This is the case with the Palliser Riesling in 2017. Winemaker Allan Johnson says that this vintage yielded Riesling wines with more mineral and acid expression. Here, I review the 2017 Palliser Estate Riesling, showing similar figures as previous vintages, but with a more taut style. www.palliser.co.nz

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Palliser Estate Martinborough Riesling 2017

Riesling from New Zealand – Wairarapa & Wellington

18.5-/20

Bright straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is well-concentrated with fine, firm and penetrating aromas of lime fruit with tangerine notes along with honey and musk, unfolding white florals and fresh mineral elements. Dryish to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate is taut with finely concentrated flavours of limes entwined with honey and musk, along with white florals and thirst-quenching minerals. The mouthfeel is crisp and zesty, with bright, lively acidity, the wine flowing along a fine-textured line, carrying to a lingering finish of limes, florals and minerals. This is a taut, crisp and lively dryish Riesling with lime. Honey, musk and floral flavours and mouthwatering mineral notes on a fine-textured line. Serve as an aperitif, with seafood and Asian fare over the next 4-5 years. Fruit predominantly from the ‘Om Santi’ and ‘Palliser’ sites, with some botrytis, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 8 g/L RS, TA 8.0 g/L and pH 3.00, the wine aged 3 months on lees. 18.5-/20 Nov 2017 RRP $25.00

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