2011 Framingham "Classic" Riesling Marlborough (Elsewhere $20+)
This is the currently released vintage. Lovely wine with an ethereal texture and a great balance of acidity and sweetness giving some exquisite tension. Strong citrus/lime juice with some floral notes and a hint of honey. Pure and with a lingering finish.
Grapefruit and nectarine fruit aromas set the scene here, with a waft of yellow plum, mandarin, toast and crushed stone. Pure and true on the palate; off-dry in style with citrus fruits and a dab of tropical fruits. Lively acidity and a lingering finish. An impressive wine. Drink now.
A classic New Zealand, off-dry style, with rich fruit and juicy acidity. Complex varietal characters of lemon citrus, mandarin and stone fruit with a long, mineral finish. Sam Kim's Wine Orbit: 94 points: "A lovely fragrant nose shows white peach, floral and mandarin characters. Very delicate. The palate is beautifully weighted and textured with a flowing mouthfeel, finishing extremely long. At its best: 2016 to 2026."