Auburn ‘Aura’ Central Otago Riesling 2012

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 17-Oct-2012
Auslese style, fruit from Bannockburn with approx. 20% botrytis, given skin contact and fermented to 10.5% alc. and 72 g/L rs, with TA 8.4 g/L and pH 3.03. Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues, pale on rim. Rich, ripe yellow florals are interwoven with honied botrytis aromas and raisiny elements with density and soft concentration on nose. Sweet to taste, this is soft and gently fulsome on palate, rounded in texture with subtle lusciousness and unctuousness. Exotic yellow florals, tangerines and mandarins are integrated with honey notes. The acidity is discreet and allows the flavours to open out with breadth, coating the palate, yet there is freshness and underlying energy. The flavours flow smoothly to a soft, rich and mellow finish. This is a beautifully soft, mouthfilling sweet Riesling with an array of citrus and honied flavours. Serve on its own as a conversation wine or with fruit desserts over the next 6-8 years. 402 bottles made. 18.5+/20 Oct 2012 RRP $28.00

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