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2017 Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeeren Auslese (375ml)

Marlborough, NEW ZEALAND
$64. 99
$779.88 Dozen
Cellar: 10 - 15 Years (2028-2033)
ABV: 9%
Closure: Stelvin

Slightly deeper in colour than the Beerenauslese, the Trockenbeeren Auslese displays a bright straw core with golden edges and a very pale gold hue. Potent aromas of ripe apricots draped in honey waft from the glass with ripe peach, hints of marmalade and subtle raisin notes also evident. Denser and richer than the Beerenauslese it has outstanding intensity of flavour and a thick viscous mouthfeel. Rich, lusciously textured honeyed apricots and peaches saturate the palate with elements of ripe pineapple, marmalade, lemon and botrytised raisiny characters ensuing. Finishes fresh with cleansing acidity, showing great harmony with the rich lush honey botrytised fruit. An aftertaste of honey, ripe apricots, peaches, ripe pineapple and raisiny botrytis characters seemingly going on forever. Magnificent.
Drink over the next 10-15 years.
Alc. 9%

Other Reviews…
The Framingham Trockenbeerenauslese is a revelation for the dessert wine lover. This wine really overdelivers. Rich and complex layers of intense raisin, sultana and currants. Toffee hints can be found, whilst a clean yet lip-smacking finish is there. This will give the Germans a run for their money. New Zealand delivers yet again
99 points
Bob Campbell

Full, bright, moderately deep golden colour with lemon-green hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is bright and vibrant with opulent and decadent aromas of ripe tropical fruit and citrus fruits along with marmalade, honey and nectar, raisins and suggestions of crystallised fruits, musk and a hint of caramel. Very sweet on palate and light-bodied, the palate is incredible richness and opulence, with sensational unctuousness and viscosity. The flavours of ripe tropical and citrus fruit are enriched honey, marmalade, exotic florals, musk and nectar, unfolding the fill the palate. The fruit and richness forms a deep and dense core with great presence, and fine lacy acidity lends cut, energy and tension. The wine carries to a decadently deep and plush, honied finish with crystallised fruits, raisins and hints of caramel. This is an incredibly rich, decadent and opulent, sweet, botrytised Riesling, with nectar, honey, musk and raisiny flavours forming a deep and dense palate core. Serve as a liqueur, and with caramel desserts or blue cheeses over the next 10+ years. Selective hand-picked fruit from 3 tries, at 44.2 Brix, 75% from the ’Middle’ and 25% from the ‘Back’ block old vines, with 100% botrytised, raisined berries, fermented 65% in stainless kegs and barrels and 35% seasoned wood to 9.0% alc. and 315 g/L RS.
20/20 and five stars
Raymond Chan