Nga Waka Martinborough Riesling 1996

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 16-Mar-2014
One of the best 4 or 5 vintages experienced in Martinborough, warm but not too hot. The odd wine out in the line up, the fermentation stopping at 20 g/L RS. Very full, dark, deep golden yellow colour. This has a full, bright and energetic nose with lime fruit still, along with honey and cream, toast and caramel. This has layers of complex aromatics in the secondary spectrum, along with a lift and esters vitality. Medium-dry to taste, this is soft with the palate carried a little by the residual sugar. Gentle, lush and luscious, with ripe citrus fruits, exotic tropicals, honey and toast. This has a creaminess, still showing good vibrancy and mild acidity to balance. The palate carries smoothly to a dryish finish. The flavours of cold, buttered toast are evident, and show the full development. Drinking well now and over the next 3-5 years. 18.0+/20Mar 2014 RRP $N/A

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