Melness Riesling Waipara 2013
This wine is part of the Kahurangi Estate portfolio. Melness Wines was established in Cust, North Canterbury by the Marshall family, and named after a coastal village in the Scottish Highlands where the ancestors of the founders hale from. It was sold in 2005.
Green gold colour. 12.5%.
First thing I noticed was that lovely hit of typical Riesling phenolics on the nose, followed on by aromas of caramel, apricots, butterscotch, honeycomb and hokey-pokey. All redolent of a medium style Riesling.
Sweet, and very ‘grapey’ to taste. Flavours of mandarins and Gran Marnier came through strongly.
A wine for Riesling enthusiasts, due to it’s sweetness. This will cellar well for 10 years +.