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Felton Road Riesling

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Felton Road Riesling

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Louise Radman (2009 Vintage) says
Beautifully fragrant & floral, apricot nectar, lemon drops & strong river stone minerality. Charming elegance & delicacy. 53 grams residual sugar
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Michael Cooper (2004 Vintage) says
Estate-grown on 12-year-old vines at Bannockburn in Central Otago, this is a gently sweet wine with deep flavours cut with fresh acidity. It offers more drink-young appeal than its Dry Riesling stablemate, but invites long-term cellaring. Tank-fermented mostly with indigenous yeasts, it is bottled with 20 to 50 grams per litre of residual sugar. In a vertical tasting of the 2000-04 vintages, held in early 2005, the star was the ravishingly beautiful, exceptionally intense 2003. The 2004 vintage is light (9.5 per cent alcohol) and tart, with strong yet delicate apple and lemon flavours, showing good freshness and vigour, and a long, limey finish. A great aperitif.
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
Estate-grown at Bannockburn, this is typically a medium style with deep flavours cut with fresh acidity, The 2000 vintage has a slightly honeyed fragrance, with intense, lively flavours of peach, lemon, lime and honey threaded with appetising acidity. It offers more drink-young appeal than its Dry Riesling stablemate, but still needs cellaring. I have not tasted the 2001, a low alcohol (8.5 per cent) style described by the winery as 'a perfect aperitif ... with spicy, stone-fruit and floral' characters.
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James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; the moderately intense and decidedly firm bouquet has the same mix of mineral and citrus as its sister wine. The intense, lingering Germanic palate has some flesh added by the residual sugar, but the acidity still runs through the long, penetrating finish. Another wine for the cellar
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
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Michael Cooper (1999 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
The flavour-packed 1998 vintage was estate-grown at Bannockburn and fermented with a majority of indigenous yeasts. A lively, distinctly medium style (25 grams per litre of residual sugar), it displays intense lemon/lime flavours cut with fresh acidity and a sustained finish. Well worth cellaring; open 2000
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