Wide River Reserve Noble Late Harvest Riesling – Robertson Winery (South Africa)

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  • My Rating: B-

Wide River Reserve Noble Late Harvest Almond Grove Weisser Riesling 2001 – Robertson Winery, 9.5% ABV – 375ml., (South Africa)

  • Style: (Riesling, vintage) Late Harvest
  • Taste:
  • Where I got it : Liberty Wines, Park Royal
  • How much: $20 – 375ml., September 2013
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to dessert wine aficionados: no

Visual: 2001, with unique certification numbered sticker on the neck. Pours cola brown, clear with sediment and bits of the old cork that disintegrated while removing it.

Nose: Plum wine, prune juice, caramel sweetness, red grape. (9/10-pungency)

Attack: sweet & sour-acidic, watery mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (9/10)-sweetness, full-bodied sour-tanginess, (MAIN) plum, apple, red grape

Finish: sharp acidity, apple exhale, medium-sweet, light cloying fruity finish.

Summary: Not bad at all for the price. It drinks more like a naturally flavoured, no sugar added plum wine instead of a late harvest Riesling.