ATA RANGI CRAIGHALL RIESLING 2011
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale on rim. The bouquet is tightly bound and penetrating with aromas of lime fruit infused with secondary toast and wet-stone minerals and steel. Dry to taste and tightly concentrated, this is elegant in proportion for its intensity and depth. Flavours of limes, toast, minerals and a suggestion of nuts form a dense core, the flavours flowing smoothly on a fine-featured and refined, textural palate line. The palate combines a suggestion of lusciousness with mouthwatering acidity and the flavours are carried to a very long, lingering, lacy finish with nuances of citrus fruit, toast and honey. This is a tight and concentrated, mouthwatering dry Riesling of refinement, beginning to show some toasty complexities.