2018 Lethbridge Botrytis Riesling TBA 375ml Henty – The fruit for this TBA Riesling was sourced from Jack and Lois Doven vineyard. In 2011 Lethbridge made a similar wine and it has taken 7 years for the weather conditions to align to produce this style again. The 2011 wine is one of the finest wines they’ve made, and they hold onto the last remaining bottles very tightly, so much so that it has become a standing joke with Graham and Maree.
With numbers such as 32Be, pH2.97 and a TA of 13g/L they were not sure it would ever ferment. Somehow it did, finally stopping with 200 g/L residual sugar in the wine, 11.5%alc.
Powerful aromas of marmalade, spiced apricot and lime rind flow on to the flavour-packed, zingy palate. The slow fermentation and sugar provide a slippery mouthfeel and a lingering finish. This wine will continue to develop and evolve over the next decade or three!
99 Points – James Halliday
Australia’s Best Sweet Wine – Wine Companion 2021
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $90.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,080.00