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Giesen Botrytised Riesling

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Giesen Botrytised Riesling

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Michael Cooper (1998 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1996 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
Deep gold, with a thrilling depth of luscious honey and apricot flavours, this is a rampantly botrytised Canterbury wine with firm acid spine and a rich, oily texture. The grapes are grown in a block especially designated for Botrytis wines, alongside the main highway in the estate vineyard at Burnham, south-west of Christchurch. The wine is handled entirely in stainless steel tanks and bottled with 100 to 150 grams/litre of residual sugar. Deep gold/amber, the 1995 vintage is fresh, lush and beautifully perfumed, with sweet, apricot-rich flavours threaded with steely acid. It's a classic sweet Riesling, oily, with tremendous concentration. The wine was not made in the 1996-98 vintages, but Marcel Giesen believes it will appear more often in future.
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Michael Cooper (1994 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1993 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1992 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1991 Vintage) says
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