West Brook Marlborough Riesling 2009

Riesling from New Zealand - Marlborough
Review Date : 16-Mar-2012
James Rowan, winemaker says "Yeah! I was starting to get a real feel for the fruit and how all the elements can work together. Richness from good residual sugar/acid/pH balance and the use of phenolics to add to the length and breadth.” 12.2% alc., 14 g/L rs, pH 2.89, TA 9.7 g/L. Bright, light straw-yellow colour with some green-gold hues, pale with green on rim. Soft, full and concentrated with a core to the bouquet, delicate aromas of secondary toast emerge to meld with the mineral, honeysuckle, lime and floral aromas. Off-dry to taste, the attack is soft, restrained and quite subtle in expression. Gentle waves of florals and honey flow with flavours of toast, minerals and lime. The wine blossoms on mid-palate with bright, juicy lime and toast flavours and plenty of substance carring through to a fine, lacy, crisp and detailed finish. A little shy and soft on entry, this opens out and blossoms with finesse. This will continue to improve. Drink over the next 5-6+ years. 18.5+/20

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