Greywacke Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2011

March 21, 2019By Yvonne

Greywacke Late Harvest Marlborough Riesling 2011 $38 Holy toffee apples, Batman!  Carefully crafted by the legendary Kevin Judd, this little bottle of liquid indulgence has all the wicked sweetness of a sneaky dollar lolly mixture stashed under your pillow to nibble on when your mum’s not looking.  Hints of beeswax and spice on the nose … Read More

The Writer’s Block Waitaki Valley Riesling 2018

February 19, 2019By Yvonne

The Writer’s Block Waitaki Valley Riesling 2018 $29 Produced by Brendan Seal at his Urbn Winery in central Dunedin from fruit sourced from stunning vineyards in the Waitaki Valley in North Otago.  The climate there is so extreme that grapes struggle along, pouring all their energy into tiny, flavour-packed nuggets of niceness.  The result is a … Read More

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2017

January 13, 2019By Yvonne

Tinpot Hut Marlborough Late Harvest Riesling 2017 $28  Winemaker Fiona Turner has worked her magic on this stylishly sticky, sweet wine that carries candied citrus, toffee apple and heavenly honey notes on the nose and palate.  Fresh and flirtatious, it’s seriously sweet, yet finely tuned and beautifully balanced.  Great stuff! www.tinpothut.co.nz

Neudorf Moutere Riesling Dry 2017

November 18, 2018By Yvonne

Neudorf Moutere Riesling Dry 2017 ($29) Crafted from a concoction of three different clones harvested in cooler conditions than usual in the Moutere.  It has fullness and funk from its 100% wild ferment, alongside soft lime and bruised apple aromatics, a hint of biscuity, nutty niceness and long, elegant acidity on the finish.  It’s fantastic.

Anchorage Nelson Riesling 2015

August 10, 2018By Yvonne

Anchorage Nelson Riesling 2015 $18 This wine is definitely on the dry side.  In fact it’s so dry it’s practically skeletal if you like that sort of thing.  I like the lime intensity on the nose, however the palate is just too mean and skinny for me personally.  If you prefer your rieslings to exfoliate … Read More

Cliffhanger Mosel Riesling 2015 $24 (4 stars)

April 5, 2017By Yvonne

Now why would you make it easy on yourself by planting your vineyard on nice, even, flat land, when you can pop your plants on rough, rocky cliffs overlooking the banks of the Mosel River.  But it’s these extremes creating the eruption of green apple intensity, honeysuckle, lime and lipsmacking, tropical acidity.  This German riesling … Read More

Mon Cheval Waipara Valley Riesling 2014 $25 4 stars

April 3, 2017By Yvonne

Whoever said owning racehorses was a great way to lose money, clearly weren’t fortunate enough to own ‘Under Cover Lover’, the champion racehorse who made her owners enough cash to start their dream of developing their dream of creating a tiny vineyard in Waipara’s Weka Pass.  Tiny amounts of riesling are grown and this vintage, … Read More

Dunstan Road Central Otago Riesling 2015 $25 4 stars

November 5, 2016By Yvonne

If your tastebuds were in need of a serious wakeup call, then this super-dry-to-the-point-of-being-skeletal riesling, could be just the ticket. Crushed seashells, green apple and lime layers all unfold, followed by a taste that I can only describe as like licking a wet stone that’s been soaked in lime. Which is a lovely thing to … Read More