2004 RESERVE RIESLING
Our Reserve Riesling, first produced in 1999, is crafted from hand selected fruit from a small section of the vineyard planted in 1975. It is not made every year and most of the production is cellared immediately after bottling, for release as an aged wine.
From a cool, restrained year, this wine shows evidence of all the qualities we hope to exude from our Reserve Reislings. Elegance, restraint, complexity. While at first quite shy, the wine blossoms with time in the glass giving through to its full potential.
This wine still shows a slight green hue at the edge of its pale appearance, belying its decade in bottle.
Primary aromas of lime blossom and nashi pear are the first hints of freshness, followed by floral notes and more luscious cashew and brioche undertones. There is a steely austerity on the complex, textured palate that exists as a chalky character throughout the mid-back palate helping to bind the dichotomy of youthful and aged elements. Extremely long on the finish.