Riverby Estate ‘Eliza’s’ Marlborough Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 04-Jun-2013
The first release of an ‘Eliza’s’, a traditional Matthews name. Made in a ‘spatlese’ style by blending equal parts of the Dry and Noble Rieslings, resulting in 9.9% alc. and 63 g/L rs, TA 7.7 g/L and pH 3.19. Bright, very pale straw colour, near colourless on rim. The nose is gently full and grows in volume, showing fine lime and lemony fruit intermixed with honeysuckle talc botrytis and musk, with a fine herbal nuance. Medium in sweetness, attractive flavours of citrus, honey and yellow florals form a soft core, the palate showing presence and softly mouthfilling weight and richness. The sweetness is accessible and enhanced by bright, refreshing acidity. The phenolic backbone is softened by the lusciousness and the flavours are driven to a very long, lively finish with musk and honey notes. This is an attractively luscious medium-sweet Riesling with hints of decadence. Match with mildly spicy cuisine and fruit desserts over the next 5+ years. 18.5+/20 Jun 2013 RRP $27.00

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