Framingham Marlborough Noble Riesling 2012

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 03-Dec-2012
Hand harvested fruit from the front and the back of the winery from 7 passes over 12 weeks with 15-100% botrytis in the bunches, averaging 50-60% botrytis overall. Fermented in stainless-steel, old barrels and 50 L kegs to 7.5% alc. and approx. 180 g/L rs. Regarded as an Auslese ‘Gold Cap' style. Brilliant, full and even, light golden-hued straw-yellow colour. This has a powerfully, intense nose with prominent honied marmalade aromas of botrytis along with apricots, limes and tropical fruits alongside. The aromas are tightly concentrated. Very sweet, the flavours are softly full and solidly presented. Mouthfilling flavours of ripe citrus fruit, orange marmalade and powdery talc botrytis form a weighty and densely concentrated, harmounious palate. The textures are soft and creamy, the acidity a little low and in the background, this adding to the unctuousness. The palate leads to a long, rounded finish with fruit and botrytis detail. This is a fulsome, densely concentrated and softly decadent dessert wine to serve with panna cotta and crème caramel desserts over the next 6-8+ years. 1,600 bottles made. (375 ml) 19.0-/20 Nov 2012 RRP $40.00

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