Framingham Classic Riesling 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand

Framingham Riesling

This is, I think, the last bottle of a batch of this wine that I bought very inexpensively a few years ago. This is the thing with Riesling: if you love it, you are a happy camper, because you can get really good Riesling very affordably. It’s made by Dr Andrew Hedley at Framingham, and he’s New Zealand’s top Riesling specialist. Hedley manages to coax something out of Riesling that very few Marlborough winegrowers can with this variety: wines with poise, complexity and balance, and the ability to age. I’m really enjoying this wine, which is in a good place right now.

Framingham Classic Riesling 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand
11.5% alcohol. This is a lovely dry Riesling made by Framingham, who are Marlborough’s Riesling experts. It’s not an expensive wine (the range encompasses some very special bottlings), but it has aged really well. Some evolution on the nose, showing toast, herbs, lime oil and honey. The palate is pristine, though, with lovely minerally, lemony fruit and notes of tangerine and herbs. It’s rounded and generous, yet dry. There’s just a lovely presence and harmony to this wine. Why don’t more people buy these wines and age them? 92/100

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1 comment to Framingham Classic Riesling 2008 Marlborough, New Zealand

  • Bob Parsons Alberta

    Good point Jamie…..about age. I have various in the cellar and feel confident they will develop nicely.

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