Palliser Estate Martinborough Noble Riesling 2016

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Wairarapa & Wellington
Review Date : 19-Jan-2017
Deep orange-gold colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a full and voluminous nose with deeply packed botrytis aromas of orange marmalade, wild honey, beeswax and musk entwined with ripe exotic tropical fruits and citrus peel notes, unfolding a little volatility. Very sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate features intense and opulent flavours of orange marmalade, honeycomb, musk, dried apricots and crystallised tropical fruits. The mouthfeel is lusciously succulent and unctuous in texture, and balanced by brisk acidity. The flavours show growing concentration and linearity, carrying with boldness, presence and drive, leading to a long and sustained, decadent finish. This is a bold and intensely concentrated, opulent Noble Riesling with masses of botrytis flavours of orange marmalade, honey and musk with exotic tropical and citrus layers. Match with crème caramel, crème brulee and steamed puddings over the next 4-5 years. Riesling fruit from the ‘Cirrus’ vineyard with approx. 75% botrytis infection, fermented in tank to 11.8% alc. and approx. 170 g/L RS, TA 8.3 g/L and pH 3.49. (375 ml) 18.5+/20 Jan 2017 RRP $28.50

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