FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
92/100 | Cameron Douglas MS
Classic off-dry Waipara Riesling from this excellent producer. A lovely juicy style that balances crisp acidity and ripe summer fruits. Lovely wine.
Cameron Douglas MS writes '"An off-dry expression of Riesling with core flavours of white peach and red apple, there’s a lees and spice quality, and rounded silky texture enhanced by warming alcohol and a backbone of acidity pulling together all the flavours and textures. As the wine opens out in glass and on the palate additional flavours of grapefruit peel and honeysuckle begin to emerge. Youthful, fresh, bright and well made. A wine well suited to richly gently spiced dishes, Pork belly and flavourful savoury pastas or similar. There’s no mistaking the mouthfeel and warming side of this example."
Sam Kim, Wine Orbit writes "Rich and fragrant, the inviting bouquet shows golden peach, mandarin, lime peel and subtle spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate that's filled with ripe fruit intensity combined with elegant sweetness and juicy acidity, finishing long and satisfying."
The winery writes "This fruit driven Riesling has lemon and lime aromas with a luscious finish. The palate is rich in both texture and concentration with good balance, acidity and fruit flavour."