Craighall Late Harvest Riesling 2002

The fruit for this wine was picked around mid-May when the drought was biting hard and the leaves were largely gone. The crop was clean with a sprinkling of botrytis and berry shrivel, and it resulted in a wine analagous in style to a Mosel Spatlese for its clarity of expression, but with greater weight and concentration overall. The wine is straw tinted with a greenish hue, and has a bouquet of lemon and apple blossom, honeydew melon and a touch of talc. The palate is long, persistent and honeyed, tasting of fresh Gravenstein apples, Meyer lemons with hints of fresh apricots, and a crisp mineral finish. These wines typically blossom in about 3 years and can be long-term cellaring prospects. View cellaring information >

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Craighall Late Harvest Riesling 2002