Framingham Marlborough Noble Riesling 2017

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Dec-2017
Brilliant light golden-yellow colour with good depth, paler on the edge. The nose is fine and firmly concentrated with deep and intense, piquant aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits building with honey and musky botrytis and marmalade richness with nectar elements, in the glass. Very sweet to taste and light-bodied, the palate is elegant in proportion, but very rich and decadent with a deep and rounded core of ripe tropical and citrus fruit, with exotic florals, honey and nectar, musk and raisiny suggestions. The palate has very good intensity with a piquant, poised, refreshing, energetic drive, with underlying acid cut and bite. The wine flows along a very smooth, unctuous line with the residual sugar carrying the honey and musk flavours to a long, soft, gentle finish. This is a very rich and intense, but piquant flavoured, very sweet Riesling with tropical fruit, honey, marmalade and musk notes on a palate with excellent drive and acid cut. Match with baked and caramel desserts over the next 8+ years. Beerenauslese style. Selective hand-picked fruit from 6 tries, at 34.5 Brix, 95% from the ‘Back’ block old vines and the remainder from the ‘Middle’ block, with 100% botrytis infection at the early stages, 55% fermented in stainless and 45% in oak barrels to 9.5% alc. and 185 g/L RS. 6,450 bottles made. (375 ml) 19.5/20 Dec 2017 RRP $39.99

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