FIVE STARS 95 POINTS | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
FIVE STARS | Angie Atkinson
93 POINTS | Cameron Douglas MS
93 POINTS | Bob Campbell MW
19 POINTS | Joelle Thompson
Butterworth Estate (formerly Julicher) is now owned by renowned sailor Brad Butterworth and his love of the sport has made its way through to their wines. The logo is a J-Knot - the strongest knot you can tie - and it's also a nod to Julicher and the history of the winery. We're not the only ones who are big fans of this range, the Butterworth wines were the toast of Auckland during the Americas Cup earlier this year and the new releases have been receiving rave reviews.
It's no secret that we love riesling here at Advintage HQ and when we tried this latest release, there was no doubt that we were making a spot for it on the shelf. Initial fruit sweetness makes way for crisp lime and grapefruit notes, leading to a bone dry finish. Concentrated and complex, this is an excellent rendition of dry riesling. Very highly recommended.
Sam Kim writes "Pristine and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows Granny Smith apple, nectarine, lemon zest and white floral aromas, leading to a concentrated palate offering stunning fruit purity and persistency. Brilliantly structured by vibrant acidity, finishing immensely long and elegant."
Cameron Douglas MS writes "Fragrant and varietal, a lifted elegant bouquet of green apple and tangerine, sweet lemon and orange peel, white flowers and a natural fresh mineral quality. Crisp, dry, salivating, refreshing and fruity. All the flavours that showcase the bouquet follow through to the palate seamlessly and are accentuated by acidity and a satin mouthfeel. Youthful, refreshing and dry on the finish with a core of fruit."
The winery writes "Ripe rockmelon, lime blossom and lemon zest jump from the glass. A pure and linear entry, the surprise of the fullness of the mid-palate is only surpassed by the length and cleanliness of the finish. This wine lingers for minutes, making this a salivating experience."
Excellent, genuinely dry, multi layered
This excellent, quality wine deserves cellaring for several years before drinking such is its depth and complexity of flavours