Starting to go golden in colour. Took about 30 minutes to open up but when it did it was still very youthful with mainly citrus flavours, a talc like quality and a little honey developing. The acid is still lovely and fresh and I think it will stay that way for some time to come.
J and E visit the wilds of Ponsonby (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand): Certainly outstanding, this wine feels like it is in early to mid-maturity. Very gentle and honied but with an inner core of acid balance with a dry finish. Concentrated in a gentle way, this has beautiful bottle age character and a sense of layered depth that creeps up thanks to its personality. My feeling is that this is a point at the moment but will last - not sure if it will improve as it develops.
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(Jeffrey Grosset Springvale Watervale Riesling) Gently sherbetty fruit on the nose here, with a minerally character to it as well. On the palate, light, fresh, gently composed. A soft entry, but a firmer midpalate and strong finish. Moderate concentration, and on the whole rather subdued. Good.
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