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Riesling‰۪s great strengths are its ability to be made to the highest quality in a diverse number of styles and to perfectly reflect the terrior in which it grows. Created from the distinctive geography of Marlborough‰۪s Brancott Valley, this ‰Û÷single valley‰۪ wine is a true reflection of the clay infused rich, older soils found in the Brancott.
Brancott Valley‰۪s complex amalgam of older crushed gravels and clay produces Rieslings with exotic flavours, rich texture and lovely acidity, more Alsace than Mosel in style. This delicious example has enticing scents of crushed Kaffir lime leaves, orange blossom, apricot pie and Moroccan spice. It expands across the palate with rich, biscuity complexity, yet remains so delicate, poised and balanced. A unique expression of terroir.
‰ÛÏAge is not wearying this accomplished wine. The aromatics are all toast and honeycomb, but in the mouth fresh fruit holds sway, exuding sweet ripe succulence. ‰ÛÏIt has length and integrity,‰ notes John Belsham.‰Michael Cooper - 4,5 Stars
"The Valleys Brancott Marlborough Riesling This wine is described by John Forrest as 'an Alsace style'. Released recently, the 2009 vintage has youthful, light lemon/green colour, with a richly scented, citrusy and slightly toasty bouquet. A full-bodied style (13.5 per cent alcohol), it offers generous, ripe, lemony, limey flavours, showing bottle-aged complexity, and a slightly sweet, well-rounded finish. Drink now or cellar"