The Noble Wrinkled Riesling 2018 D'Arenberg 10% 37.5cl
This wine was named after the shrivelled grapes which are used in this wine. Affected by noble rot (botrytis Cinerea) where it removes the moisture from the grapes to leave a sugars, fruit acid and minerals.
It's a very pretty and lifted nose with fruit characters of fresh apple, mixed peel and rose petals with a spicy background of star anise, cinnamon sticks and a hint of white pepper.
The palate is lively and floral with yellow citrus flowers, green mango and barley sugar. The acidity is linear and spans the whole palate balancing the natural sugar nicely.
There are restrained mineral fruit tannins which add a lovely textural element.