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2011 Otto’s Constant Dream Marlborough Riesling (4)

New Zealand • Riesling • White Wine

Sale expired on November 17, 2015
Look out, Germany – this New Zealand Riesling is outstanding

Tastes like: Citrus, stone fruits, mineral
Pairs with: Salads, sushi, Asian and Asian-inspired foods
Good for: A sip of summer anytime of the year, aperitifs, relaxed evenings
Drink this: Now
Alcohol: 11.5%

Otto's Constant Dream is proof positive that you don't need a big, fancy winery and several hundred acres of estate-owned, 30-year-old vines to make a great-tasting wine. What you do need is obsessive-compulsive determination and attention to detail to get the quality up and the price down. Dan and Melissa Saunders – he's a Kiwi, she's a New Yorker – have been creating and importing wine brands from New Zealand and Italy for only a couple of years, but their flagship is Otto's Constant Dream, or OCD (abbreviation intentional). This wine hits all the pleasure points without stressing your bank account. The steely, mineral character and pure, focused aromas are signatures of grapes grown in Marlborough's cool, dry Awatere Valley, where the berries are small and concentrated. From here you get intensely flavorful, powerful wines that not only demonstrate New Zealand's prowess, but prove that a Riesling such as this one can hold its own against the best from Germany. Just open, pour and enjoy the heck out of this wine.

—Lot18

 

2011 Otto’s Constant Dream Marlborough Riesling

Tasting Notes

Citrus and stone fruit aromas flow from the glass, along with a savory petrol note that's characteristic of the variety, as well as of the very best Rieslings from Germany. Clean and crisp on the palate, the flavors match the aromas perfectly. The finish feels dry even though there's quite a bit of residual sweetness here; that's because of the big brace of acidity that makes this wine very food friendly and causes your mouth to water for more.


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