Dry River ‘Craighall’ ‘Selection’ Martinborough Riesling 2015

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 28-Sep-2015
Bright straw-yellow colour with a hint of light gold, pale on edge. The nose is softly concentrated and builds in depth, density and richness, showing pure and refreshing white florals and lime fruit intermingling with honeysuckle, sherbet and mouthwatering mineral nuances. Sweet to taste and light-bodied with very elegant proportions, the palate is succulent and rich, near opulent with flavours of florals, limes, sherbet and honey, forming a soft, well-concentrated core and line. The mouthfeel is seamless and smooth-flowing, the acidity integrated and refined, providing underlying energy and tension. The wine carries to a very long, lingering refined finish that blossoms with white florals and honeysuckle. This is an elegantly concentrated and rich, sweet Riesling with seamless flow and flavours of white florals, limes and honeysuckle. Serve as an aperitif, with moderately spicy fare and light fruit desserts over the next 6-8 years. A blend of an early and a late picking, the fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel, the wine at 8.0% alc. and 70 g/L RS, TA 9 g/L and pH 2.7. 19.0-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $59.00 Bright, very pale straw, near colourless. The nose is very elegant and fine in expression, tightly bound, but simultaneously rich and opulent with lime fruit, white florals, honeysuckle apples and mouthwatering minerals. This grows in volume with aeration. Medium in sweetness, the palate is one of poise and tension, the fruit softly luscious and decadent, with a firm core and line. Bright, lively piquant acidity, and the finest textural thread lends cut, energy and precision. The flavours of lime fruit, lifted florals, honey and minerals flow with great drive and linearity, carrying through to a thirst-quenching, long and sustained lime and floral finish. The lusciousness and piquant richness is another step up from the beautiful 2014 ‘Selection’ Riesling. This will keep well, developing over 7-9 years. A blend of an early and a late picking, the fruit from the ‘Craighall’ vineyard, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel, the wine at 8.0% alc. and 70 g/L RS, TA 9 g/L and pH 2.7. 19.0-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $59.00

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