Framingham Marlborough ‘Classic’ Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Jan-2012
Single estate wine from 28 y.o.vines, fruit cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc., 7.9 g/L TA and pH 3.08, with some residual sugar remaining, the wine given lees contact. Made in the German spatlese halbtrocken style. Bright straw-yellow colour with some golden hues, pale on rim. The nose is tight, refined and concentrated with restrained aromas of lime fruit, blackcurrants and herbs and some toasty complexities, as well as a little flinty reduction adding to the interest. Medium-dry to taste, the palate is elegant and gentle, showing flavours of yellow florals, lime, herbs and secondary toast and honey elements. The mouthfeel is refined, backed by slippery acidity which enlivens and adds a degree of lusciousness the palate, and the wine has a lingering finish with toast and citrus fruit nuances that unfold. This is a refined Riesling that is beginning to show layers of secondary characters. Match with Asian cuisine over the next 4-5 years. 18.5-/20 Jan 2012 RRP $24.95

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