Auburn ‘BDG’ Central Otago Riesling 2012

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 17-Oct-2012
‘BDG' is an acronym representing "Bend, Dig, Go”, the colloquial belief to the name ‘Bendigo'. 100% botrytised fruit from Bendigo, foot-stomped and given 5 days skin contact, then cool-fermented to 5.5% alc. and 322 g/L rs, with TA 13.3 g/L and pH 3.07. Bright, light golden-hued straw colour, lighter on rim. The nose is subtle and refined, still tight and with much to unfold. Aromas of citrus fruits, marmalade, soft talc botrytis reveal nuances of caramel and raisins forming a complex amalgam that gently fills the bouquet. Fully sweet and unctuously rich, this is extremely soft flowing, near seamless in texture, with very fine acid tension underlining the palate line. Gently expansive flavours of citrus, white florals, marmalade and honey are interwoven and harmoniously presented with beautiful detail. The balance and refinement is the feature of the palate which leads to a very long and subtly nuanced, decadent finish. This is a superbly refined and subtly decadent botrytised Riesling dessert wine to serve with most desserts and blue cheeses, or on its own, contemplating the joys of life. 156 bottles made. (375 ml) 19.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $54.00 (TBC)

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