Desert Heart Central Otago Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 28-Dec-2013
Very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, very pale on rim. The bouquet is very tightly bound, still fresh with pure lime fruit along with minerally notes and hints of toastiness. The aromatics are expressed with great clarity, delicacy and finesse. Off-dry to taste, the palate is very fine and elegant, with firmly held lime fruit flavours, subtle toasty interest and mouthwatering wet stone minerality. The mouthfeel is lively, fresh and zesty from bright, youthful acidity, near austere with its dryness, and fine phenolic line. The textures are from fruit extract, which carry the flavours to a very attractively poised and lingering finish with sweet lime notes showing. This a very refined, elegant and fresh, dryish Riesling with some subtle toasty complexities appearing. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 4-5 years. Fruit from the company’s ‘Felton Road’ vineyard, hand-picked, WBP and cool-fermented to 12.0% alc. and 8.5 g/L RS, with TA 7.4 g.L and 3.08 pH. Winemaker: Carol Bunn. 19.0-/20 Dec 2013 RRP $N/A Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade’, the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews’ operates

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