Greywacke Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2011

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 12-Sep-2015
The second botrytised dessert wine from Greywacke, the first being a Gewurztraminer, and with a Pinot Gris to follow, showing the opportunistic nature of these wines. 12.0% alc. and 120 g/L RS. Bright, light golden-yellow colour. Aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits along with savoury wild honey and marmalade botrytis, and a suggestion of complexing toasty secondary development. Very sweet and luscious, near opulent and unctuous. Layers of tropical fruits, exotic florals, honey, marmalade and talc botrytis unfold. This retains elegance, fresh acid laciness and fine textures, and lead to a long decadent finish with toast and honey. Gorgeous development since the last time I tasted it. (375 ml) 19.0/20 Sep 2015 RRP $37.95 Fruit from the organically farmed ‘Ashmore' vineyard in Fairhall, hand-picked with considerable botrytis infection, WBP and fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 120 g/L rs. The wine was aged on lees for 5 months. Brilliant, light lemon-gold hued straw-yellow colour, pale on rim. The nose is full and densely packed with soft aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits integrated with talc powder botrytis, filling the nose with waves, unfolding complex herb and floral elements. Very sweet, and rich with succulence, this is beautifully soft in texture and mouthfilling with rich and lush layers of citrus fruits, honey, talc botrytis, all interwoven and harmoniously presented. Gentle acidity underlines the palate line and provides energy. This is full, up-front and expansive, finishing with moderately sustained rich, honied notes. This is a mouthfilling, voluminous dessert wine with rich and packed flavours of citrus fruits, honey and talc botrytis. Match with fruit and baked desserts, and blue cheeses over the next 5-6 years. (375 ml) 18.5/20 Oct 2012 RRP $37.95

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