Lawson’s Dry Hills Marlborough Riesling 2013

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 24-Jul-2015
Brilliant straw-yellow colour with slight golden hues at the heart and lighter green hues on the rim. The bouquet is elegantly concentrated and tightly bound with softly intense, mouthwatering aromas of lime fruit, white florals and nuances of wet stone minerals. Green apple, fresh herb and delicate secondary toast and honied nuances emerge with aeration. Dry to off-dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the fruit is initially shy and restrained but unfolds white floral and lime fruit detail intermixed with fresh herbs and apple nuances and complexing hints of toast, honey and minerals. The palate reveals a tight and concentrated core with fine-grained phenolic fruit extract textures, and a positive linear drive. The acidity is ripe and lends zest and tension, leading to long and sustained finish with citrus, floral and mineral notes. This is a crisp, dryish Riesling with stylishly restrained and concentrated floral, lime and mineral flavours and complexing toasty detail. Serve as an aperitif and with Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese cuisine over the next 5-6+ years. Fruit from the Waihopi Valley Vineyard, cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 11.0% alc. and 10 g/L RS, TA 7.6 g/L and pH 2.90, the wine aged on lees. 18.5/20 Jul 2015 RRP $19.99

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