Charles Wiffen Marlborough Riesling 2011

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 06-May-2015
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter edged. This has an elegant but intensely penetrating and tightly bound bouquet of steely lime and lemon fruit entwined with a honied and toasty amalgam showing taut mineral elements and some complexing secondary detail. Medium-dry to taste, the palate is elegant and tautly held with thirst-quenching flavours of limes and lemonade and toasty, mineral elements. The freshness of the mouthfeel is enhanced by crisp, racy acidity and a very fine-textured, dry line. Subtle creamy and honied richness and toasty secondary development balances the acidity and phenolics and the wine carries to a long, sustained finish. This is an elegant, crisp, thirst-quenching medium-dry Riesling with lime, mineral and toasty flavours. Serve as an aperitif and with fine Asian fare over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the two ‘Wiffen’ Riesling blocks cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.6% alc. and 14 g/L RS, TA 9.4 g/L and pH 2.82. 18.5+/20 May 2015 RRP $20.15 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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