Saint Clair ‘Pioneer Block 9 – Big John’ Marlborough Riesling 2012

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 30-Sep-2017
Brilliant, even, straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is very elegant and tightly bound and lender in presentation, but with intense and penetrating aromas of lime fruit, honey and a fine thread of complexing toast and minerals. This has finesse and detail. Medium-dry to medium in sweetness, and light-bodied, the palate has flavours of lime fruit and savoury honey, with subtle toasty and mineral elements. The fruit is rich with a suggestion of unctuousness, balanced bt fine fruit extract and phenolic textures. The acidity is lacy and refreshing, enlivening the mouthfeel, and the wine carries to an elegant, lingering finish. This is an elegant and finely concentrated medium-sweet Riesling with savoury lime and honey flavours and toasty, minerally complexity on a fine-textured, fresh palate. Serve as an aperitif and with seafood over the next 4-5 years. The fruit from vines 14 y.o., pressed with as little skin contact as possible, and cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 8.5% alc. and 60.4 g/L RS, TA 9.7 g/L and pH 2.93. 18.5+/20 Oct 2017 RRP $N/A

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