Thursday, May 10, 2012

Hartenberg Estate Stellenbosch Riesling 2009 89+ Points

Clear, day bright, pale with green reflections, medium concentration, medium viscosity.

Clean, medium plus intensity, lime, delicate stone fruits, preserved lemon peel, green orange, slight oxidative wood character, possibly old neutral barrels?

Off dry with residual sugar, high acidity, honeyed mid palate, textured, creamy, canned pineapples, moderate alcohol (13%), mineral, medium plus length and medium plus complexity, need time, best from 2014, until 2020