BLACK ESTATE DAMSTEEP RIESLING 2015

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5 Stars & 18.5-/20 Raymond Chan, April 2016 (2015 Vintage)
"Bright, even yellow colour with light golden hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is soft and fresh with aromas of limes, lemons and exotic yellow florals that build, forming a taut core. Nuances of rich, savoury tangerine fruit, flint and minerals unfold to provide detail and interest. Dry to taste, the fruit flavours of bright and exotic citrus fruit are entwined with honeysuckle notes and florals. The fruit is rich, mouthfilling and juicy and enlivened by fresh, crisp acidity. The palate possesses noticeable phenolic textures and grip which lend a degree of dryness to balance the fruit sweetness and provide structure. The wine flows with linearity and vitality to a long and sustained finish with dry textures and exotic fruit notes. This is a rich and exotic fruited dry Riesling with balancing phenolic structure and lively acidity. Match with Chinese fare over the next 5+ years. Hand-picked fruit from 2.2 ha of the ‘Damsteep’ vineyard, WBP with 15% of the fruit foot-crushed, and indigenous yeast fermented in stainless-steel with 5% in old puncheons to 12.0% alc. and 6.24 g/L RS, TA 6.7 g/L and pH 3.03, with maturation on lees. 534 cases made."
4 1/2 Stars Michael Cooper (2015 Vintage)
"​From vines planted in 1999, the 2015 vintage was hand-picked at 19.8 to 23.6 brix and fermented with indigenous yeasts in tanks (95 per cent) and old, 500-litre barrels (5 per cent). Pale straw, it is mouthfilling and fleshy, in a dryish style (6 grams/litre residual sugar) with concentrated, peachy flavours, slightly spicy, gingery and honeyed, finely balanced acidity, and excellent vigour and harmony. Drink now or cellar."
93/100 Bob Campbell MW (2015 Vintage)
"A rich and textural Riesling showing ripe apricot & stone fruit flavours with more austere mineral and citrus lime characters. A serious Riesling with cellaring potential."


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