Dry River ‘Craighall’ Martinborough Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 02-Oct-2015
11.5% alc., 5.0 g/L RS, TA 8.7 g/L, pH 3.0. Brilliant pale straw colour with slight green hues, still very youthful in appearance. This is very refined and softly concentrated, showing real depth and a density of fruit. Beginning to show a little development, being seamless and rounded, rather than fresh and brisk. Honied and toasty notes, but with a core of limes and florals. Dry, pure, but luscious fruit with wonderful liveliness, vibrancy and vitality. Excellent acidity and zestiness, quite slippery, with very fine textures. Limes and florals, subtle minerals, extremely smooth flowing, driven by great energy, and very long. A beautifully elegant wine with incredible liveliness. 19.5/20 Sep 2015 RRP $N/A Pale coloured. This is very tightly bound with pristine aromas of limes, white florals and minerals. Very dry and mouthwatering on palate, this is tight at the core with crisp, refined acidity. Lovely liveliness. This has superb elegance and finesse of texture and wonderful stylishness. A Riesling of great beauty, This will age 7-8+ years easily. Fruit from the ‘Craighall' vineyard from vines around 20 y.o., WBP and cool-fermented to 11.5% alc. and 5.0 g/L rs, with TA c.9 g/L, and pH 2.97. 19.5/20 Oct 2014 RRP $53.99 Fruit from the ‘Craighall' vineyard from vines around 20 y.o., WBP and cool-fermented to 11.5% alc. and 5.0 g/L rs, with TA c.9 g/L, and pH 2.97. Very pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. This has a very tightly bound nose with pure white floral, lime and mineral aromas, absolutely pristine and with great finesse. Dry to taste, tight and pure, delicate flavours of acacia florals and wet stones feature with mouthwatering, refined acidity. This has a very fine mouthfeel with beautiful detail and subtlety, promising more to unfold. The flavours flow to a very long, lingering and dry finish with nuances of citrus fruits and minerals. A most elegant, refined and pure, dry Riesling, this is still tight and youthful but will develop with class over the next 5-6+ years. Serve as an aperitif, with delicate seafood and with fine Asian cuisine. 19.0-/20 Sep 2012 RRP $44.00

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