From the Cellar: Villa Maria Private Bin Dry Riesling Marlborough 2010 – $
I seem to be running a mini-festival of Villa Maria wines. I can’t help it – they are such good value. No point drinking trash eh?
This exhibits the typical Riesling nose; that I’d-Know-That-Anywhere citrus bouquet and tang of TDN and bicarb.
In the mouth it is dry, natch, with a hint of bitterness under the bright citrus fruit flavours. Lots of grapefruit character. Hint of butterscotch at the finish – that bitterness again. The wine tastes young and quite fresh still though, and somewhat austere. Puckering, mouthwatering. A delight.
A gold medal winner. This will live quite a bit longer still. Luckily I have another two bottles to savour…