Two Paddocks Central Otago Riesling 2014

January 19, 2016By Yvonne

Two Paddocks Central Otago Riesling 2014 $32 ★★★★½ How winemaker Dean Shaw manages to stuff the equivalent of an entire citrus orchard into a 750ml bottle is beyond me, but if you’re a fan of anything resembling a crunchy-crisp, lime and apple smash up, that also manages to be stylish and elegantly put together, then … Read More

Soho Betty Riesling 2015

January 11, 2016By Yvonne

Soho Betty Riesling 2015 $22 ★★★★½ There’s just 9.4% alcohol here, so expect a shwing of sweetness in this absolute cracker of a riesling that smells and tastes like crunchy green apple and lime sorbet.  Named after the elegant Betty Ford this is an elegant wine indeed.  With its intense, snappy acidity, sweet honeysuckle and … Read More

Loveblock Organic Riesling 2012

December 1, 2015By Yvonne

Loveblock Organic Riesling 2012 $25 ★★★★ Aroma-wise, this wine is leaning into that mealy, biscuit-like, kerosene character and yet when you sip, it is bright and banging with lime, mandarin and crunchy apple flavours.  It’s a wine that has two totally different sides and I like that – the length of flavour is impressive too. … Read More

Greystone Basket Star Riesling 2011

November 16, 2015By Yvonne

Greystone Basket Star Riesling 2011 375ml $38.90 ★★★★★ It hardly seems possible this multiple gold medal and 5-star winner could get better, but with each year that passes it just does.  Golden and gorgeous in the glass and oozing aromas of candied mandarins, fig, quince and blue-borage honey alongside baked citrus flavours and a full, … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Riesling 2013

November 16, 2015By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Riesling 2013 $28 ★★★★ Mandarin pith, zesty pear and green apple vibe, honeysuckle and complex juicyness and depth in the palate. Impressive spine and elongated texture and length. Lovely.

Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling 2014

August 14, 2015By Yvonne

Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling 2014 $25 ★★★★½ Crunchy green apple, mandarin and lime flavours leap out of the glass in this ultra-tangy riesling.  Vibrant, zesty acidity, a twang of lemon in the mid palate and a cleansing, chalky-dry texture on the finish will awaken even the most jaded of tastebuds.  Terrific stuff.

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011

January 18, 2013By Yvonne

Seifried Sweet Agnes Riesling 2011 $32 ★★★★★ I’d happily roll up my sleeves and launch into fisticuffs with anyone who disputed that this wine was one of the most consistently successful sweet wines from our shores.  With international trophies and stacks of gold medals in the trophy cabinet, the Sweet Agnes is a star.  With … Read More

Maude Riesling Named Supreme Champion

October 11, 2012By Yvonne

Maude, Mt Maude Vineyard, East Block Riesling has been awarded the Supreme Champion Wine In Show Trophy at the Avenues International Aromatic Wine Competition, which is celebrating ten years of competition in 2012. Mt Maude is a family-owned vineyard located just outside of Wanaka in Central Otago. The vineyard was created by winemaking couple Sarah-Kate and Dan … Read More


August 8, 2012By Yvonne

AMISFIELD CENTRAL OTAGO DRY RIESLING 2010, $30  Subtle mango sorbet and delicate limey citrus notes are what you’ll find on the nose, yet in the mouth it’s a different pot of pesce altogether. Full flavoured, rich, concentrated fruit flavours are fleshed out with mineral-driven intensity, lipsmacking acidity and punch on the palate. It’s a beautiful … Read More

Fromm Winery Marlborough Spatlese Riesling 2009

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Fromm Winery Marlborough Spatlese Riesling 2009 $32  With soft, subtle aromas of wet stones, pear and rose apple, prepare yourself for a mouthful of crunchy-fresh citrus, strudel spices and tangy heritage apple flavours.   If you’re looking for a fabulous example of refreshingly crisp riesling with a splash of sweetness and an awesome, enduring finish then … Read More