Greywacke Marlborough Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Oct-2018
Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The bouquet is softly full and voluminous with good depth and vigour, showing lime fruit with yellow florals, some honey with mineral complexities. The secondary toasty and creamy development is subtle, adding a layer of detail to the aromatics. There is still plenty to unfold. Medium in sweetness and medium-bodied, the palate is up-front with rich flavours of lime fruit, tropical fruits and honey, with notes of cream and toastiness adding detail. The flavours are gently mouthfilling and openly accessible with very soft and smooth textures, and fine balanced acidity and freshness. The wine carries to a lingering, soft finish. This is a soft and accessible, up-fronr medium Riesling with rich lime and tropical fruit, toast and honied secondary detail on a smooth palate with fine acid balance. This id beginning to drink on its plateau, but will keep 3-4 years. Serve as an aperitif. Hand-picked fruit from the ’Ashmore’ vineyard, WBP and half fermented in tank and half indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 11.5% alc., 20 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.95, the wine aged on lees in barrel for 5 months. 18.5+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $29.95Showing complex Euro-funkiness on the nose, indigenous yeasts, solids? and toasty complexities on an elegant bouquet. Off-dry to medium on palate, this had softly expressed secondary flavours appearing. Kero and toast, some soft textural grip, but a Germanic lusciousness and good balancing acidity. 11.7% alc. and 20 g/L rs.  Mar 2011

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