Oakridge Limited Release Botrytis Riesling
Botrytis riesling is one style that the multitalented Yarra Valley has never really mastered. Until the cool, wet 2011 vintage. Suddenly, there is sufficient acidity to support an impressive 180g/L of sweet honeyed, unctuous, exotic intensity (that’s more sugar than Coke!). The balance here is spot on, with a crunchy grapefruit backbone providing definition to layers of lemon blossom, apricot, fig, persimmon, preserved lemon rind and mixed spice. $40 direct.
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