Bright, even straw-yellow colour with hints of light gold. The nose is firm and intense with well-packed aromas of lime and lemonade fruit, white and yellow florals, complexed by a thread of toasty secondary development. This has depth and finesse. Off-dry to taste and light-medium bodied, the palate has good depth and intensity of ripe lime and lemonade fruit flavours, along with floral and toasty detail.
The fruit forms a well-concentrated heart and shows good presence, and is balanced by fresh, lacy acidity. The wine is guided by a very fine line, with good energy, leading to a long, lingering finish. This is a well-concentrated off-dry Riesling with intense flavours of lime, florals and toast, balanced acidity and a fine flow. Serve as an aperitif and with Mediterranean fare over the next 4-5 years with no botrytis, cool-fermented to 10.1% alc. and 8.2 g/L RS.
This wine is showing the great qualities of an aged Riesling.
Alana Estate Riesling, 2016
Score (Sam Kim- Wine Orbit): 94/100, 5/5 Stars
Alc. 10.1% vol.
Approx 6 standard drinks
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