Villa Maria ‘Reserve’ Marlborough Noble Botrytis Selection Riesling 2015

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 15-Nov-2016
Brilliant, light golden yellow colour with some depth, a little paler edged. The nose is bold, rich and opulent with aromas of ripe tropical and citrus fruits with pineapple and apricots, marmalade, honey and nectar, along with a subtle musky layer. The varietal fruit gives way to the exoticism of botrytis. Very sweet to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is decadently luscious with opulent flavours of tangerine, marmalade, honey, apricot and musk flavours. This has a deep and packed, rounded core. The richness and unctuous mouthfeel are the feature, and the flavours mouthfilling. The wine is underlined by fine, ripe acidity that lends cut and brilliant tension, the freshness and vitality combining with the sweetness to carry to a very concentrated, long lingering finish. This is a wonderfully rich and opulent Noble Riesling with layers of exotic unctuousness and beautiful acid vitality and balance. This will develop greater complexity over the next 4-5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Fletcher’ vineyard, Wairau Valley, sorted and fermented in stainless-steel to 10.0% alc. and 240 g/L RS, TA 9.0 g/L and pH 3.5, the wine aged 8 months on lees. (375 ml) 19.5+/20 Nov 2016 RRP $36.99

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