Fifth Bridge Central Otago Riesling 2017

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 14-Nov-2018
Bright, even, light straw-yellow colour, pale on the rim. The nose is elegantly presented with fine and penetrating aromas of lime fruit along with an amalgam of white and yellow florals, a little honeysuckle and emerging toasty interest. This is softly refreshing with notes of thirst-quenching chalky minerals, unfolding some musky hints. Medium in sweetness and light-bodied, the mouthfeel is brisk and lively with a tight core of lime fruit, honeysuckle and florals with a little toastiness, minerals and musk. The palate has a light-textured phenolic line, and the wine flows with good energy leading to a light finish. This is a taut and brisk medium Riesling with lime and floral flavours with honey and musk detail on a light textured palate line. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3+ years. Fruit from the Cromwell Basin, cool-fermented in tank to dryness, then blended back with some Late Harvest Riesling wine. This is 10.5% alc., 25 g/L RS, with a TA of 7.78 g/L and pH 3.1. 17.0+/20 Nov 2018 RRP $21.95 Bright pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, paler edged. The nose is elegantly presented with a softly concentrated core of white florals and subtle citrus fruit notes, and a layer of honeysuckle and musk. The aromatics are quit accessible. Medium in sweetness, the palate has a taut and tightly bound core and line, with finely concentrated flavours of lime fruit, honey and lifted florals, along with a musky overlay. The fruit is underlined by light phenolic textures with crisp acidity lending vitality to the palate. The structure carries the musky flavours to a tight, lingering finish. This is a tightly bound medium Riesling with a core of citrus, floral, honey and musk flavours on a slightly grippy, textured palate. Match with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine over the next 3 years. Pisa fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 10.6% alc. and 25.2 g/L RS. 16.5+/20 Mar 2018 RRP $21.95

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