1998 D'Arenberg - Riesling Noble (Traminer) 375ml

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1998 D'Arenberg - Riesling Noble (Traminer)
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International Wine Cellar | 90

Greenish-orange color. High-toned aromas of tropical fruits, creme br++lee and caramel. Supersweet and dense, with fresh apricot and honey flavors complicated by a whiff of mint. Has just enough acidity to maintain its balance and sappy freshness. Finishes firm and quite long. Has plenty of personality.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 91

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Score: 95
Author: H H
Tasted On: 04/19/2014
I had the pleasure, nay, the privilege, of drinking this wine at its peak -- absolutely superb! Orange peels, kiwi, hibiscus, and lemon cake all night long! To all Riesling fans: grab hold of this one.

About This Producer


In 1984, head winemaker Chester d'Arenberg Osborn, the fourth generation d'Arenberg to work the estate, ambitiously began revitalizing the old vineyards and cellars, investing in improvements that would propel the winery into the next century. White wine production began, to complement the winery's existing production of Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon, among other varieties. Being blessed with excellent McLaren Vale location, d'Arenberg strives to create wines that reflect the land's natural bounty. All their wines are fermented and produced in small batches, providing a larger pool of blending options for each final bottling. The winery's operation is truly "estate" from vineyard to bottle, quite an affair when over 30 different wines are produced each vintage. D'Arenberg is well-known for its The Dead Arm Shiraz, and produces two other "Icon" level wines from the oldest vines and best barrels: The Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon and The Ironstone Pressings Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre.

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