jamie goode's wine blog: A Kabinett/Spatlese from Kiwi land

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Kabinett/Spatlese from Kiwi land

Really impressed with this off-dry, delicate Riesling from New Zealand.

Waipara Springs Riesling 2006 Waipara, New Zealand
Weighing in at 10.5% alcohol and with 29 g/litre residual sugar, this Riesling is just gorgeous. Very fresh nose with some carbon dioxide spritz. The palate is off-dry and nicely delicate with good acidity, nice fruit and good balance. It's a Kabinett or perhaps even a Spatlese style that really works well. Interestingly, a quarter of the blend saw some partial ageing in old oak barrels to add a bit of complexity. I reckon you could stick this away for a few years and it would develop beautifully. 92/100 (http://www.hellionwines.com/, although this is a new wine not listed on their site yet)

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At 6:59 AM, Anonymous Alex Lake said...

I see you've got an Ampelidae "Le K" behind it - what did you make of that? I'm a bit of a fan of Brochet's wines, although I accept that they're not always very "correct"...

At 9:36 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

I liked it a lot, but I would suggest that it's not everyone's cup of tea. More on this later.


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