Ata Rangi ‘Kahu’ Martinborough Botrytis Riesling 2012

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 07-Dec-2012
Botrytised Riesling fruit from the ‘Kahu' vineyard fermented to 12.5% alc. and 120 g/L rs. Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, paler on edge. The nose is beautifully rich with aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits entwined with marmalade, wild honey and caramel notes from botrytis and full ripening. Very sweet and luscious, this is quite tightly bound and elegant in proportion, Ripe citrus fruits, marmalade, exotic musk, honey and caramel flavours form a good core to the palate which is very smooth, slippery and plush in texture. Good acidity is present and carries through to a moderately long, lingering finish with marmalade and toffee nuances. This is an elegant, but decidedly decadent dessert wine with a smooth lusciousness. Match with crème caramel and blue cheeses over the next 4-5+ years. (375 ml) 18.0+/20 Dec 2012 RRP $32.00

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