Framingham, who I’ve reviewed before here, are one of New Zealand’s most underrated producers, I reckon. All their wines are good, but it’s Riesling for which they are best known. This is their top Riesling, and it’s pretty serious. It’s the oldest vines on the estate (this is Marlborough, so they’ll be 30 years old maximum!), hand harvested and whole bunch pressed with no clarification.
Framingham F-Series Old Vine Riesling 2009 Marlborough, New Zealand
Real concentration here: dense, minerally, a little toasty with some citrus freshness but also herb and apricot depth, as well as crystalline pear fruit notes. Real depth and intensity, and lots of potential for further development. 93/100 (UK agent Les Caves de Pyrene)
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