West Brook Marlborough Riesling 2007

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Mar-2012
James Rowan, winemaker says "A great year…we did well with many whites and reds…I loved this Riesling. James enjoyed the fleshiness and slightly higher alcohol. "We must have chaptalized that year as well, which we don't do any more.” 12.8% alc., 8.7 g/L rs, pH 2.94, TA 6.7 g/L. Bright, full, light golden straw-yellow colour with a pale rim. Very solid, rich and full on bouquet, this shows plenty of developed secondary kerosene, toast and mineral aromas with cream and honey elements, quite piquant and lively still, with the breadth and softness. Off-dry to taste, this is soft and smoothly textured with a very fine line and length. Gentle flavours of honey and toast build in weight and intensity on mid palate. The wine is very integrated, slightly lower acidity contributing to the roundness. The finesse shows on the lingering finish which unfolds delicate and interwoven waves of toast, lime fruit and honey. This has developed with delicacy, softness and finesse and is a gentle, deceptively serious mouthful that will keep another 4-5+ years. 18.5/20

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