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  • Country ranking ?

    49
  • Producer ranking ?

    12
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    2020-2025

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Delicate aromas of ginger, tangerine and tropical florals. An immediate burst of sweetness on the palate (59g/L) coats every corner in delicious tropical fruit flavours. The crisp acid finish and the low alcohol (9.0%) provide a unique balance in this thrilling and exacting wine. The residual sweetness can easily become rather secondary when focusing on the sheer drinkability and poise.

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Pale lemon yellow. Apples, fruit driven, light minerals nose, pears. Fresh acidity, apples, lemons, bright and juicy, good length. 88

  • 88p

Fruit from the Elms vineyard (vine age mostly 26 years). RS 56 g/l, TA 9.2 g/l (tartaric). That's a lot of acidity!
'Heavier' nose than the Dry version. Still very youthful with a light talcy sherbet sensation. This needs keeping. Lots to chew on. Reminiscent of Cape gooseberries with sweetness, acidity and a light citrus-peel sensation. Super-tangy. A pretty good stab at a Spätlese style! So it needs time… These Felton Road Rieslings seem to have really improved … though I'm aware of the sulphur-derived preservative.

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Central Otago, Central Otago

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