West Brook Marlborough Riesling 2006

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Mar-2012
James Rowan, winemaker says "A classic Marlborough lemon/lime vintage, quite Aussie in style, though with a bit more residual sugar”. A trophy winner, beating James' preferred 2007 at the RESWA, though not as concentrated as the 2007. It has "a nice feel about it, with nice lines”, says James. 11.6% alc., 8.7 g/L rs, pH 2.98, TA 7.2 g/L. Brilliant light golden yellow with lemon hues, pale on rim. This is very full and rich with glorious, penetrating aromas of honey, toast and kerosene, secondary and tertiary bottle development notes, but it remains remarkably lively and zesty, this resulting in elegant proportions. Layers of complex aromas are interwoven and emerge in the glass. Off-dry, the entry is soft, mellow and beautifully integrated and refined, with complex toast, caramel, honey and kerosene flavours that fill the palate with smooth, lush textures. Fine, lacy acidity provides clear line and definition with excellent balance. The long, sustained finish features layers of development nuances with sweetness and lift. Fully developed and mature, this is still refined and defined by beautiful crisp acidity. Drink over the next 2-3+ years. 19.0-/20

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