Hawkshead Riesling 2019, Central Otago

Riesling from New Zealand - Otago
Review Date : 06-Aug-2020
Bright, light yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is soft and elegant with fragrances of elderflower, honeysuckles, fresh lime and lemon, along with light honey and subtle note of wet stones. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, there is a good core flavour of citrus, lime, lemon and pink grapefruit along with a gentle scent of its pith, unfolding light honey, oat and spices, the finish is lingering and dry. The mouthfeel is with mineral and phenolic substance; pithy notes developed into candied orange peels as it aerated, added richness. The fruit has good concentration, balanced by taut acid cut, flows with stony minerals to linearity. This is a medium-bodied dry Riesling with flavours of citrus, florals, honey and minerals on a dry finish with complex details. Match with pork scratchings and bacon-wrapped rabbit roasted over the next 5 years. 100% fruit from Lowburn. Fermented in stainless steel to 13% alc, 5 g/l. 250 cases produced. 18.5+/20 pts Aug 2020 RRP $29

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