Big Fine Girl 2016 Riesling


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The 2016 Big Fine Girl Riesling is a wonderfully pale colour, with a really pretty nose: all quiveringly ripe and fresh apple. There’s freshly sliced apricot too, and some fresh lemon and lime in the background – everything’s intertwined and it’s utterly mouth-watering. That prettiness and delicacy follows onto the palate too: it has an elegance and lightness of touch that makes it so very drinkable. Apple and apricot flavours dominate, and are given line and cut by gentle citrus acidity that wraps itself around your tongue and carries the wine to a long and delicious finish. It seems to shimmer with light; a vinuous distillation of warm sunshine, cool morning air and delicately ripe fruit. Her finesse and gentle intensity promise many happy days in her youth, but also offer really exciting cellaring prospects. Drink her now on her own in the garden surrounded by roses and lengthening shadows, or with really delicate foods like plainly grilled white fish. 13.0% alc/vol