Friday, February 22, 2013

Paul Cluver Estate Noble Late Harvest Riesling 2011 92+ Points

Riesling is one of the estate strength with 3 version a bone dry, a Spatlese style (Close Encounter) and this limited botrytis version, arguably one of South Africa’s most consistent noble late and by far Elgin finest, simply no competition in the district!

Bright, pale gold.

Clean, high intensity with complex botrytized note, ripe peaches and apricot, very good purity, seamless, honeyed complexity, baked pineapples, light toast, gentle oaking just perfect, lively acidity, fresh and precise. Long and persistent. Now until 2028+