Framingham ‘F-Series’ Marlborough Riesling Auslese 2017

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Dec-2017
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with lemon hues, a little lighter on edge. The nose is softly presented with deep and well-packed aromas of considerable presence, showing gentle lime fruit harmoniously melded with honied overtones and soft, musky botrytis. The aromatics reveal some saline and mineral complexities at the core. Sweet to taste and lightish bodied, the palate has a deeply packed, near solid core with underlying drive for the lime and exotic citrus fruit, unfolding a pervading layering of musk with marmalade hints, honey and suggestions of nectar. The palate speaks of decadence and unctuousness, with very refined and smooth textures and underlying acidity. The wine carries with good energy and drive to a soft, lingering finish. This is a soft, but intense and complex detailed sweet Riesling with tropical and citrus fruit, along with rich honey and musk, and impressive vinous presence. Serve as an aperitif, or with fruit desserts over the next 6+ years. Selective hand-picked fruit, from 2 tries, at 26.4 Brix from the ‘Back’ block old vines, with bunches showing early botrytis infection without sporing, and 25% raisined fruit, indigenous yeast fermented, 60% in seasoned oak and 40% stainless barrels to 9% alc. and 112 g/L RS. 581 bottles made. (375 ml) 19.0/20 Dec 2017 RRP $49.99

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