Nga Waka Martinborough Riesling Dry 2011

Riesling from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 17-Feb-2015
Full, even, lemon hued straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is intense and concentrated with aromas of limes and toast, beginning to show secondary complexities and development. The aromatics are harmonious and integrated, with a fruit freshness still underlying. Dry to taste, this is fulsome with body, intensity and weight, quite solid in presentation, the mouthfeel showing some roundness. Up-front and full flavours of lime fruit and toast are enriched with honied elements. Soft phenolic textures are a feature and the acidity is also soft, carrying the wine to a long finish with bitter citrus fruit nuances. This is a full, flavoursome dry Riesling showing bottle aged toasty interest. It is showing well now, but will develop over 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Home Block’ cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 3.1. 18.0/20 Feb 2015 RRP $21.99 A "lovely, solid season”, with large crops, a little botrytis. Bright, pale straw-yellow colour. This is tightly bound, firm and densely packed on nose, with lime fruit expressed with clarity, quite pristine, revealing secondary toasty notes with orange blossom. Dry to taste and very fine featured, supple and delicate, quite soft textured, tightly bound lime and lemon flavours and very soft and refined with the acidity. Dry, but in no way austere. In retrospect, decidedly more youthful than the other wines by a clear margin. This will keep a decade.  13.0%, 6 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L, pH 3.1 18.0+/20 Mar 2014 RRP $25.00

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