Ceres ‘Black Rabbit’ Bannockburn Central Otago Riesling 2018

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 12-Oct-2018
Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, youthful in appearance. The nose is beautifully pure and pristine with aromas of white florals, lime fruit and subtle notes of fresh herbs and very delicate mouthwatering mineral notes. This shows excellent intensity and is an expression of elegance and refinement. Medium sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate has a very finely concentrated and taut core of white florals and lime fruit, along with subtle notes of herbs and honey, with thirst-quenching minerals. The palate is tightly bound and intensely packed, but refined in proportion. The wine flows along a fine-textured line of fruit extract and phenolics, with crisp, lacy acidity balancing the sweetness and providing mouthwatering freshness. The flavours are long and sustained. This is a beautifully refined, taut, medium-sweet Riesling with floral, lime, honey and mineral flavours with a fine line and crisp acidity. Serve as an aperitif and with fruit over the next 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Black Rabbit’ vineyard, fermented in stainless-steel to 10.7% alc. and 34.6 g/L RS, TA 8.0 g/l and pH 3.1. 19.0-/20 Oct 2018 RRP $27.95

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