This Red Newt
Riesling is dry and firm with complex aromas of lime peel and
apricot. Moderate weight on the palate is focused by edgy acidity
and a round but lean finish. The elegant combination of fruit and
minerality makes it an exceptional companion for a wide variety of
The 2012 Dry Riesling Reserve comes in at
11.0% alcohol and 8 grams per liter of residual sugar. The winery
sources grapes for the Reserve from all of its vineyards and blends
them in vintages deemed to be the best for Riesling. Quite
beautiful, this has a stony edge with a hint of lemon and fine
integration of its modest sugar with the acidity. It has enough
sugar to make it just a little fruity, but not sweet, and give it a
bit of roundness. If it is not quite the bone-dry, austere style,
it is certainly dry and full-bodied. It fills the mouth pretty
respectably, showing good depth as well as fine balance. It is easy
to drink, but also transparent with just a hint of petrol in the
background. That largely blows off with air. Penetrating and
persistent, it is very well done and it should certainly drink well
for the next decade and maybe beyond. Being of conservative
disposition, we'll take that in stages. There were 220 cases
is currently empty
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