In the antipodes it seems that Tasmania and New Zealand in general have an edge when it comes to Rieslings incorporating significant amounts of residual sugar. Other places may throw their hat in the ring over time but at the moment the pace setters are fairly clear.
Expressively perfumed. This has luscious, nigh full-bodied generosity but the acidity keeps it balanced and singing. No overt sherbety sugar characters here – although I suspect there is some botrytis…which I think adds complexity in this case. Mangos, honey, jasmine, lime marmalade and stone fruits, each clearly defined before a sure-footed, gently spiced and mineral driven conclusion provides that final flourish. 93
Region: Waipara Valley, New Zealand
Tasted: November 2013