Terrace Edge ‘Liquid Geography’ Waipara Riesling 2011

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 08-Aug-2013
Fruit with botrytis infection from the ‘Terrace Edge' vineyard cropped at 1.8 t/a, WBP and indigenous yeast cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 38 g/L rs. Bright, light golden-straw colour with some depth, pale on rim. This has a very full, layered nose of ethereal exotic florals with limes, honey, apricots and minerals, all expressed with purity. Medium in sweetness, this is a rich and luscious wine showing jasmine florals, honey and citrus fruit flavours forming an excellent, concentrated core with seamless, smooth textures. Fine acidity underlines the palate and balances the residual sugar well, and the wine has good tension and liveliness which leads to a long, densely packed finish that is dryer than expected. This is a wine with decadence allied to a degree of finesse and delicacy of features. Match with hearty Middle Eastern and Asian cuisine over the next 4-5+ years. 18.5+/20 Jan 2012 RRP $21.95 Disclaimer: This wine is distributed by ‘Wine2Trade', the company under which ‘Raymond Chan Wine Reviews' operates

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