Saturday, 30 August 2014

Black Estate

Black Estate Riesling 2013 Waipara Valley 12%
Great bouquet with aromas of mandarin peel, rose, sweet fresh apple and lots of mineral suggestions - chalk and slate like ideas. On the palate - light, fresh and delicious with flavors that reflect the nose adding a notable citrus layer; high acidity with a steely edginess and medium+ length. Great balance varietal lift on the finish.
Lovely example.
4 Stars

Black Estate Waipara Netherwood Rose 2013 12%
Firm cherry laced red Pinot Noir fruits with a red melon and red flowers - I like the complexity and charm of the bouquet. On the palate - just dry with juicy light red fruit flavors - again suggesting cherry, melon and now strawberry; medium+ acidity and finish. A delightful wine that deserves your attention. 
4 Stars+

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