Pegasus Bay Waipara Valley Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 17-Feb-2015
Bright, even straw-yellow colour with some golden depth.  The nose is full, densely packed and broad with complexing layers of ripe citrus and tropical fruits lifted by exotic florals and enriched by musky, marmalade botrytis and honied notes.  The nose is quite complete in expression.  Medium-dry to taste, this is rich, lush and layered on palate with s concentrated heart, packed with flavours of citrus fruits, honey, marmalade and toast.  The mouthfeel is soft and succulent, and very fine-textured, the palate refreshed and enlivened by very fine, lacy acidity.  The flavours show with great richness and length, and is harmoniously complete.  This is richness with underlying finesse, and will keep 5-6+ years.  Late-picked fruit cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 23.5 g/L RS with TA 7.6 g/L.  19.0+/20  Feb 2015  RRP $29.99 Full, light golden-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, lighter edged. This has a full and voluminous nose with softly packed aromas of lime fruit, marmalade and honey, complexed by harmonious layers of tropical fruits and toast. This has developed some secondary nuance and is quite complete in expression. Medium in sweetness and medium-bodied, the palate is rich and harmoniously melded with concentrated flavours of yellow florals, citrus fruits and honey, along with subtle toasty nuances. The flavours are mouthfilling with a degree of opulence, but the wine is vibrant and lively with underlying, thirst-quenching acidity. The wine has concentration and follows a very fine line leading to a very long and sustained honied finish. This is a rich and harmonious medium Riesling with complex nuances, underlying vitality and a complete mouthfeel. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Late-picked fruit cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 23.5 g/L RS with TA 7.6 g/L. 19.0+/20 Jan 2015 RRP $29.50

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