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D'Arenberg - The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2016 (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Chester d’Arenberg Osborn
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.5
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2020
Food Matching

Food Matching

While this would work well with a starter containing foie gras, it would really come into its own matched with fruit-based desserts. Lemon tart would be magical, but simple fruit, such as raspberries, would also be great. One of the great things about a good dessert wine is that it can, in fact, become the centrepiece of the dessert or cheese course, saving you time in the kitchen. Top tip: Sommelier Vincent Gasnier advises that most sweet wines should be served

Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 90 (2011) VS: 90 (2010) WS: 88 (2016) JH: 90 (2016)

Wine tasting notes

The wine is yellow-golden in appearance. The nose is delicate and seductive with perfumed aromas of flowers, lime cordial and poached pears. The palate is tight and mouth coating with ripe, exotic flavours dominated by yellow peach and fresh lime. The wine has superb fruit concentration and sweetness balanced with fine lacy acidity that adds definition to the finish which has a touch of grapefruit and lemon zest. The fruit characters are vibrant and refreshing.

Winery Information

D'Arenberg

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2011)90 pts

Feb 2014. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti Brown - Pale amber-colored and scented of honeyed hot lemon drink, preserved peaches and orange marmalade with a whiff of frangipani, the palate on the 2011 Noble Wrinkled Riesling reveals a good amount of sweetness and relatively straightforward, dried stone fruit and preserved citrus flavors matched by crisp acidity and a long finish. Drink it now to 2018+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2010)90 pts

Jul/Aug 11. By Josh Raynolds. (The grapes were not completely botrytized this vintage): Vivid gold. Candied orange and pear on the nose, with notes of burnt sugar and honey and a touch of mint. Sweet pit fruit and poached pear flavors show very good depth and a hint of warmth, picking up spiciness with air. Weighty, broad and sweet, finishing with solid punch and a late herbal note. Pretty complex, with the richness to handle washed-rind cheeses.

Wine Spectator (2016)88 pts

Unctuous, with a touch of wasabi to complement the candied citrus and honeycomb core. Soft acidity lingers on the spicy finish

James Halliday (2016)90 pts

Full yellow-gold; seems more like cane-cut than botrytis, and is very sweet. If picked at 15 degrees baume, and the fermentation stopped at 9.5%, you'd get the lusciousness here.

Vinification Notes

The fruit was gently crushed before receiving a small amount of skin contact. The juice was separated via the gentle process of basket pressing. Fermentation occurs in a number of small tanks using neutral yeast to cope with the high natural sugar levels and to avoid dominating the fruit characters.