93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
While Astrolabe are famous for their iconic Sauv Blanc, there's a lot to love in the rest of their range, particularly this gorgeous riesling. Spatlese means 'late harvest' in German which makes this a slightly sweeter style and we absoluetely adore it. It's vibrant, lively and loaded with zesty lemon and lime flavours. It's perfectly balanced with excellent palate weight and texture. And if that's not enough, Astrolabe have just rebranded their labels and we think they're absolutely stunning. Believe the hype.
Cameron Douglas MS writes "No mistaking the aromas of honeysuckle and sweet red apple, lime and white flowers. Very aromatic, fresh and inviting. Off-dry on the palate, medium style with some luscious beginnings, contrasted by acidity adding structure, strength, freshness and crunch. Flavours reflect the nose with sweet red apple, pear and honeysuckle. Lovely balanced, weight and finish. Drink now and through 2025."
The winery writes "Zingy, fresh ripe lime and lemon flavours, crisp apples and a long and clean zesty finish."