Greywacke Marlborough Riesling 2013

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 23-Oct-2018
Bright straw-yellow colour with pale green-gold hues and some depth, lighter on the edge. The nose is full and solid with deep and dense, near-robust aromas with a finely packed core of lime fruit with white and yellow stonefruits unfolding a little honeysuckle and toast. This has layers of richness and detail, the aromatic intensity growing in the glass. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is softly packed with dense flavours of lime fruit and stonefruits, honeysuckle and some toastiness. The palate has plenty of richness and presence with soft, integrated acidity. The wine has good energy and sufficient cut to provide freshness and linearity, leading to a soft, lingering finish. This is a softly packed, medium-dry to medium Riesling with dense flavours of limes, stonefruits, honey and toast with integrated acidity and plenty of nuance. Match with rich seafood dishes over the next 4 years. Hand-picked fruit from the ’Ashmore’ vineyard, WBP and half fermented in tank and half indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned oak to 12.0% alc., 20 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.95, the wine aged on lees in barrel for 6 months. 18.5+/20 Oct 2018 RRP $29.95 Fruit from a 20 y.o. organic vineyard wild yeast fermented to 12.0% alc. and 20 g/L RS, with a low pH of 2.95. This is about as funky as Kevin and Richard will do here. It is right on the edge for me too. Fantastic judgement and poise. Will consumers love this? The out-there sommeliers should. Bright straw-yellow. This is very tightly bound and has great intensity of white stonefruits, florals and minerals. There’s a touch of mouthwatering rainwater. It has Euro-funk reductive notes of new-wave dry German or Alsace Riesling. Medium-dry to dryish to taste, stonefruits, florals, apples, minerals and flinty flow with real linearity. Great line and drive and length. Crisp and firm, and this has length. 19.0-/20 Sep 2015 RRP $29.95 Brilliant straw-yellow with light green hues. The nose is very fresh, tightly concentrated and finely expressed with aromas of white florals and citrus fruit in an amalgam with subtle mineral and flinty complexities. The nose builds in intensity with a steely, mouthwatering depth. Medium in sweetness with good body and intensity, luscious flavours of white florals unfold layers of honeysuckle, flint and minerals. The palate features a positive, well-concentrated core with positive mouthfeel and linearity, and is enlivened by ripe, soft and lively acidity. Following a very fine textural line, the wine flows to a subtly succulent, long and sustained finish of florals, honey and minerals. This is a medium, luscious Riesling with intense, complex, floral and minerally flavours and a concentrated, linear palate with the finest of textures. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian and Middle Eastern fare over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the ‘Ashmore’ vineyard, Fairhall, hand-picked and WBP, half fermented in tank and the remainder indigenous yeast fermented in seasoned French barriques to 12.0% alc., 20 g/L RS, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 2.95, the wine blended and aged 5 months on lees in old oak. 18.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $29.95

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