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.  www.craggyrange.com

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

AMISFIELD CENTRAL OTAGO DRY RIESLING 2010

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

Rockburn Wines ‘Tigermoth’ Central Otago Riesling 2011

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Rockburn Wines ‘Tigermoth’ Central Otago Riesling 2011 $27  Wow.  Where to start?  Is it the gorgeous, lifted floral, mineral and citrus-driven aromatics.  Or maybe the intense honeysuckle, lime and juicy nectarine notes in the mouth.  It could definitely be the stunning line of acidity that sews all of these elements together seamlessly.   Whatever it is, … Read More

Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010 $19  White peach, lemon peel and fresh floral aromas lead to an ultra-clean, bracingly fresh mouthfeel that smacks of citrus and lime-laden loveliness.  The finish is sorbet-like, crisp and lengthy, it’s truly superb stuff and it’s quite unbelievable that it costs less than twenty dollars.  www.terraceedge.co.nz Terrace Edge Waipara Riesling 2010 … Read More

A Summer Riesling Riot…

February 3, 2012By Yvonne

  view pdf of newspaper article… “Are you going to ask me about politics and religion?” asks goatee-bearded New York-based bar owner, riesling aficionado and founder of the ‘Summer of Riesling’ concept Paul Grieco.  God no, I thought.  Having just sipped and spat my way through 67 rieslings from around the country at Tipapa Homestead … Read More

Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011

December 17, 2011By Yvonne

Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011 375ml $60  Framingham F-Series Riesling Trockenbeerenauslese 2011 Wow!  I gave this wine a 20/20 score because it is perfect in every way.  Masterfully created from dried botrytis-selected individual berries, scented with fresh-baled hay, feijoa jelly and sherbert-like aromas, it oozes super-concentrated marmalade, toffee, and blue-borage honey richness in the mouth.  … Read More

Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011

December 17, 2011By Yvonne

Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011 375ml $50  Framingham F-Series Riesling Beerenauslese 2011 Unctuous and silky with toffee, pineapple and candied fruits on the nose and boasting smooth, yet tongue-tingling elegant acidity in the mouth.  Beautifully balanced and lengthy.