Pegasus Bay ‘Encore’ Waipara Valley Noble Riesling 2014

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 25-May-2016
Deep, light golden-yellow colour, lighter on the rim. The nose is softly voluminous with softly concentrated and intense aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits harmoniously intermixed with marmalade and honey, along with lifted exotic floral and volatile elements. This is beautifully complex and layered. Very sweet and decadent to taste and light-medium bodied, lusciously rich flavours of ripe, exotic tropical fruits and citrus fruits are melded with honey, marmalade, crystallised fruits and a little toffee. The mouthfeel is smooth and near unctuous in texture with very fine textures lending a degree of balancing dryness. The acidity is soft, and the rounded and concentrated flavours carry to a softly rich, long finish of honey and marmalade. This is a rich and luscious botrytis-affected sweet Riesling with layers of exotic fruits, marmalade and lifted florals, and a soft, near unctuous mouthfeel. Match with fruit and baked desserts and with crème caramel over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from old, ungrafted Riesling vines, selected over multiple passes for botrytis infection and fermented to 11.0% alc. and 163 g/L RS, and TA 8.3 g/L. (375 ml) 18.5+/20 May 2016 RRP $39.00

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