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Felton Road Dry Riesling

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Felton Road Dry Riesling

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Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
I've always felt that Central Otago's inherent acidity never sits quite as harmoniously in Felton's Dry Riesling as it does in its sweeter renditions, yet the vintage from the gods has blessed it with an internal balance like it has not seen before. This is a precisely crafted riesling that presents fruit intensity within an intricately chiselled frame. Outstanding, pristine aromas of lime zest and lemon blossom introduce a palate that rides of rails on chalky mineral structure. Tense lime juice acidity and crunchy red apple fruit of exacting definition and seamless line carry through a very long finish. Then just when you fear its searing linearity is too much, a note of baked apple kicks in in the middle, giving a sense of width to its streamlined shell. .
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Michael Cooper (2010 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this wine is hand-picked and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The 2010 vintage grown in The Elms and Calvert vineyards, is full-bodied (12.5 per cent alcohol) and dry, with good weight and crisp, citrusy, appley, spicy flavours, poised and minerally. It needs time to unfold; open mid-2012+.
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Louise Radman (2009 Vintage) says
Lively & delicate with tangy lime juice & citrus fruits, spicy nashi pear & apple blossom. Reliable & quality driven NZ producer
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Michael Cooper (2007 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn in Central Otago, at its best this is a classy wine. The 2003, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts, is a pale wine with a funky bouquet that winemaker Blair Walter describes as 'wet stone, wet wool characters'. Medium-bodied (11 per cent alcohol), with tense, youthful, slightly austere flavours and a slightly sweet finish, it may look better with time. The 2004 vintage again lacks scentedness. A crisp, medium-bodied wine, it is citrusy and slightly minerally, with a sliver of sweetness (6.8 grams/litre of residual sugar) and a freshly acidic finish.
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Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn in Central Otago, at its best this is a classy wine. The 2003, hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts, is a pale wine with a funky bouquet that winemaker Blair Walter describes as 'wet stone, wet wool characters'. Medium-bodied (11 per cent alcohol), with tense, youthful, slightly austere flavours and a slightly sweet finish, it may look better with time. The 2004 vintage again lacks scentedness. A crisp, medium-bodied wine, it is citrusy and slightly minerally, with a sliver of sweetness (6.8 grams/litre of residual sugar) and a freshly acidic finish.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is a consistently classy wine. The 2002 vintage is still in its infancy. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts, it's a crisp, tightly structured wine, punchy and zingy, with lemony, limey, minerally flavours cut with fresh acidity and a fractionally off-dry (5 grams/litre of sugar) finish. It needs time - at least a couple of years
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is a consistently classy wine. The 2001 vintage is still a baby - floral, with light body (10 per cent alcohol) and beautifully fresh, delicate and springy flavours, rich, lemony and lingering.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; the spotlessly clean and firm bouquet offers a mix of mineral and citrus, albeit still in its infancy. The intense, long, clean palate has challenging acidity on the finish, reminiscent of some of the Giesen wines of years gone by. It really isn't made for drinking now.
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is a classy wine. The 1997 vintage offered a striking intensity of delicate, refined flavour. The 1998 is a pale, tight and zingy wine with excellent depth of limey, appetisingly crisp flavour and a fractionally off-dry, steely finish. An incisive, persistent wine with good concentration, it's one for the cellar; open 2001.
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
Based on low-yielding vines in schisty soils at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, this is a classy wine. The 1997 vintage offered a striking intensity of delicate, refined flavour. The 1998 is a pale, tight and zingy wine with excellent depth of limey, appetisingly crisp flavour and a fractionally off-dry, steely finish. An incisive, persistent wine with good concentration, it's one for the cellar; open 2001.
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