Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2010

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Apr-2012
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour with light golden hues. This has a soft, delicate and subtle bouquet that gently grows in volume, showing detailed citrus fruit and honeysuckle notes, and faint secondary toasty nuances. Dryish to taste, the palate is tight and restrained, with delicate and lively yellow floral, honeysuckle and citrus fruit flavours beautifully poised on a crisp and very fine-featured palate. This is smooth and refined in mouthfeel, the sweetness and luscious elements unfolding with nuances of toast and minerals. The palate has a refined, concentrated core that leads to a very long, lingering finish featuring lime and lemon, honey and toast all intermingling. Fruit from three blocks in the Wither Hills and Southern Valleys area, 61% from old vines from two Charles Wiffen vineyards, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.7% alc., 15 g/L rs, with a pH of 2.7 and TA 8.6 g/L. This is a tight and refined dryish Riesling with detailed floral and honey flavours, now just beginning to show some bottle development nuances. Serve as an aperitif or with Asian cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. 18.5+/20 Apr 2012 RRP $20.15 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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