Te Whare Ra Riesling ‘D’ 2018, Marlborough

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 09-Nov-2020
Bright, medium straw-yellow, lighter on the rim. Gently-full on the nose, classic aromas of lime, honey with a touch of kerosene, intermix lemongrass and white florals. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, nuances of Kaffir lime, mandarin melded with honey and florals; unfolding lemongrass and subtle powdery spice. The flavours have a concentrated core, well-proportioned fruit and floral details are in harmony, showing depth and breadth on the palate. Lively acid is integrated, and round-edged provides a smooth flow and vitality. This is a class Riesling with concentrated aromas of citrus, floral and subtle complexing details with integrated acidity on a refined palate. Match with pork & fennel sausages and Sao long bao over the next 5-7 years. Fruit from TWR old block planted in 1979, handpicked, hand-sorted, destemmed. Some parcels were given skins contact time, fermented in stainless steel to 12.5% alc, 3.5 g/l RS. Organic certified. 18.5+/20 pts (94 pts) Nov 2020 RRP $28

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