Muddy Water ‘James Hardwick’ Waipara Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 17-Feb-2015
Bright, light straw-yellow colour with pale green hues on rim. This has a fine and subtle nose with complex, savoury flinty and nutty nuanced florals and citrus fruit aromas, intricately interwoven revealing a fresh, steely core. Off-dry to taste, the palate features a tight concentrated heart and line with savoury, funky, lime and toast flavours entwined with exotic florals, homey and flinty, reductive elemnts. The wine flows along a fine-textured, tightly bound line, carrying through to a concentrated, lingering finish. This will keep another 5-6+ years. Hand-picked fruit from 12 y.o. vines, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented to 11.5% alc. and 11 g/L RS, the wine aged 6 months on lees. 18.5-/20 Feb 2015 RRP $31.90 Organically grown fruit, hand-picked, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented to 11.5% alc. and 11 g/L RS, the wine undergoing batonnage. Bright straw-yellow colour with some depth, light on rim. The bouquet is firm and intensely concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits, florals and limes, entwined with complex reductive mineral and flinty notes, opening up in volume in the glass. Dryish to taste, and medium-bodied, the palate has impressive presence and fruit extract, with a complex heart of lime and lemon citrus flavours intermixed with complex, funky flint notes. The mouthfeel is soft and grainy in texture, but with a balancing refinement from crisp, lacy, underlying acidity. This has a positive drive, and the deep, concentrated flavours lead to a strong, concentrated finish with very good length. This is a full, weighty and textural, complex off-dry Riesling. Match with firm-fleshed seafood and poultry dishes over the next 4-5+ years. 18.5/20 Jan 2014 RRP $26.00

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