Pegasus Bay Riesling Aged Release 2010, Waipara

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 29-Jul-2020
Bright, medium yellow-gold with depth and a slightly green hue, even colour throughout. The nose is softly rich and voluminous, complexing aromas of orange blossoms, white florals, along with lime and orange marmalade; interweaved with developed flavours of mead, beeswax, ginger, flint and petrol notes. The aromas are concentrated with good intensity and lively. Off-dry to taste, medium-bodied, the palate is full of vibrant flavours of orange, lime, along with delicate floral detail; integrated with honey, marmalade, beeswax, flint, lingers to a long and dry finish with detail of ginger and nutmeg spices. The age has softened the mouthwatering acidity, which balances the sugar sweetness, providing the backbone structure of the wine; flows with good energy as well as delivering freshness, alongside complexing developed flavours of mead, flint and spices, brings to long and complex linearity. This is a complex and developed Riesling with freshness and excellent balance, still time ahead. Match with fragrant Vietnamese fare over the next 3-5 years. Around 10% botrytis, cool-fermented to 12.5% alc, 28 g/l RS. 18.5+/20 pts July 2020 RRP $40

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