2013 Riesling Block 1

2013 Riesling Block 1

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The nose leads with the typical Block 1 aromas of intense stonefruit (crushed nectarines) overlying exotic earthy and mineral notes. An explosion of ripe stonefruit and sweetness in the mid-palate is deftly and gracefully countered with a crisp and mineral finish. Unblemished fruit communicates this vintage of Block 1 with noble poise, elegance and power.

Wine Taste Weekly, Tyson Stelzer, April 2014

There is wonderful interplay between sweetness, acidity and mineral texture in the great Rieslings of the world and Felton Road manages to achieve this with delightful finesse. 73g/L of residual sweetness meshes seamlessly with finely mineral texture and elegant lemon blossom notes. 95 points.

Gourmet Traveller, June/July 2014

This extraordinary seductive riesling is technically sweet, with 73g/l of residual sugar, but it does in fact taste medium/dry. Sweetness is restrained by fine, fruity acidity in a way that produces delicious tension.  I noted chalky mineral flavours with lime, apricot and orange blossom characters that are subtle but clearly evident.  The wine will age magnificently. it's a Central Otago classic. 98 points *****

 

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