Glengarry Summer of Riesling tasting February 2015

Here’s what had Raymond Chan has to say about our 2011 Riesling after a tasting hosted by Riesling nut (that’s a good thing) Meredith Parkin at Glengarry, Thorndon Quay, Wellington.

Nga Waka Martinborough Riesling Dry 2011

Full, even, lemon hued straw-yellow colour. The bouquet is intense and concentrated with aromas of limes and toast, beginning to show secondary complexities and development. The aromatics are harmonious and integrated, with a fruit freshness still underlying. Dry to taste, this is fulsome with body, intensity and weight, quite solid in presentation, the mouthfeel showing some roundness. Up-front and full flavours of lime fruit and toast are enriched with honied elements. Soft phenolic textures are a feature and the acidity is also soft, carrying the wine to a long finish with bitter citrus fruit nuances. This is a full, flavoursome dry Riesling showing bottle aged toasty interest. It is showing well now, but will develop over 4+ years. Fruit from the ‘Home Block’ cool-fermented in stainless-steel to 12.0% alc. and 6.5 g/L RS, TA 7.1 g/L and pH 3.1. 18.0/20 Feb 2015 RRP $21.99

For Raymond’s full report on the tasting go to Raymond’s blog


Roger Parkinson

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