Raymond Chan Wine Reviews – Wine of the week, July 29th 2011

Misha’s Vineyard ‘Limelight’ Central Otago Riesling 2010 – 5 Star

The medium-dry Riesling, fermented to 11.5% alc. and 27 g/L rs, 30% fermented in older French oak by natural yeasts. Brilliant pale straw-yellow colour with light green hues, the bouquet is redolent of limes, white florals and honeysuckle, softly full with excellent depth. Medium to taste, rich floral and honeysuckle flavours burst on the palate, and become mouthfilling, the sweetness adding a dimension of lusciousness. Excellent zesty acidity provides good tension and balance throughout the long, lingering finish. A wine with a hint of opulence. Serve with seafood, especially crayfish, and mildly spicy Asian or Middle Eastern dishes over the next 5-7+ years. 478 cases made. 18.5/20 Apr 2011 RRP $25.00

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