Borthwick Wairarapa Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 21-Mar-2016
Fruit from the company’s Dakins Road vines planted in 1997, 1998 and 2007, cool-fermented to 11.3% alc. and 7.5 g/L RS, with TA7.4 g/L and pH 3.01. Bright, light golden-hued straw-yellow, light on edge. The bouquet is elegant with a tightly bound. deep amalgam of lime fruits, honeysuckle and toast, showing some secondary development, countered by a fresh, steeliness. Dryish to taste, the palate is elegant in proportion, with a tightly concentrated core of citrus fruits along with subtle layers of honey and toast. The mouthfeel is crisp, brisk and lively, but smooth-flowing and beginning to become rounder in texture. There is good richness and lusciousness to balance the acidity, which carries the wine to a sustained, dry, toasty finish. This is an elegant but concentrated dryish Riesling with toast and honied complexities to the lime-like fruit. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian fare over the next 4+ years. 17.5+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $22.00

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