Te Whare Ra Marlborough Noble Riesling 2017
Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 13-Dec-2018
Deep, golden-yellow colour with slight orange hues, lighter edged. The nose is softly fresh and densely packed with concentrated and opulent aromas of very ripe tropical and citrus fruits harmoniously entwined with nectar and honey, marmalade, crystallised fruits and some savoury musky botrytis elements. Very sweet to taste and distinctly unctuous with decadent flavours of ripe tropical fruit and citrus fruit, along with honey, nectar, crystallised fruits, figs and caramel, with an underlay of musky botrytis. This exudes opulence, with a rounded, plush mouthfeel on a fine line of underlying acidity. The wine carries smoothly to a long succulent finish of tropical fruits and honey. This is an opulent and decadent Noble Riesling with tropical and citrussy fruit, honey and nectar, marmalade, caramel and musk on an unctuous palate. Match with fruit and baked desserts, crème caramel and blue cheeses over the next 4 years. Botrytised Riesling fruit from the ‘Kilravock’ vineyards, Wratts Road, Rapaura, hand-picked and bunch selected, hand-sorted, WBP and foot-stomped, fermented in stainless-steel to 10.5% alc. and 241 g/L RS. (500 ml) 617 bottles made. 18.5+/20 Dec 2018 RRP $40.00 To be released in 2019.