Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2021

September 12, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2021 $30 At a positively demure 11.5% alcohol this riesling romps in with magic mandarin and apple aromatics, a palate draped in honeysuckle and a finish that’s laced with fresh lime layers. A lick of grapefruit and a teensy tweak of creamy nougat features in the background, making … Read More

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Riesling 2021

August 26, 2022By Yvonne

Valli Waitaki Vineyard North Otago Riesling 2021 $35 Clean as a whistle and showing whipcrack precision, this Waitaki riesling is laced with lime zest, crunchy green apple and a hint of frisky mandarin on the nose and palate. flinty minerality and crushed shell notes cloak its focused acid spine and core of citrus. Finely tuned … Read More

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Tiki Waipara Riesling 2018 $23 Royce McKean ditched the corporate grind for a new life in wine after almost meeting his maker. Caught in an avalanche while skiing, he decided during recovery that he wanted to be more connected to the land — and this is the result. Sweet and beeswaxy, heaving with apple, honeysuckle … Read More

Abbey Estate Medium-Dry Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2020

August 20, 2022By Yvonne

Abbey Estate Medium-Dry Bridge Pa Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2020 $20 This riesling is an excellent example of balance between acidity, natural sweetness, purity of fruit, and alcohol. Erupting with lime, mandarin, and awesome appletastic flavours, this Bridge Pa-grown beauty has tongue-adhesive textures that elongate the length of flavour, um, elongatingly. I also love how the … Read More

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018

August 19, 2022By Yvonne

Riverby Estate Noble Marlborough Riesling 2018 $35 From a season which couldn’t be more perfect for sticky, noble rot to set in amongst the bunches of riesling, this wine has won so many gold medals, that owner Kevin Courtney had to hammer some extra brackets into the trophy cabinet! Glossy-bronze and erupting with caramelised citrus, … Read More

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2020

August 15, 2022By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Central Otago Riesling 2020 $30 Paired with Annabel Langbein’s Kedgeree in NZ Herald Canvas Aug 20 2022. If Pete Bartle ever makes a riesling that isn’t exceptionally balanced and beautiful, then stick a fork in me, ‘cos I’m done. Sourced from Bald Hills’ Bannockburn site, the single hectare of vines that … Read More

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020

May 26, 2022By Yvonne

27 Seconds Waipara Riesling 2020 $19 Awesome aromas of citrus jubes, mandarin, honeysuckle and lime-o-rama from woah to go. Incredibly crisp and stacked with crunchy-fresh character, it’s also showing lovely length of flavour and perfectly prickly textures. Nice to see a wine contributing to such a worthwhile cause too (100% of the profits from each … Read More

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020

May 18, 2022By Yvonne

Forrest Marlborough Riesling 2020 $25 If you like your riesling to assail your olfactories with apple, lime zest and a lick of magical minerality, you’ve done a perfect parallel park my friend. Punchy acidity, pure pipfruit and crunchy citrus and the unmistakable rain-on-hot-asphalt punch of petrichor, make this an ultra-refreshing sip. It has excellent length … Read More

Maori Point Central Otago Riesling 2020

May 13, 2022By Yvonne

Maori Point Central Otago Riesling 2020 $30 Showing crisp apple, lime blossom, lemon zest and impressive minerality alongside a squeak of natural sweetness, this riesling is a crisp, crunchy-fresh style that will freshen up even the most jaded of tastebuds. At 11.9% alcohol and 17g/l of residual sugar creates a mouthwatering palate structure and a … Read More

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021

March 10, 2022By Yvonne

Crab Farm Hawke’s Bay Riesling 2021 $21.99 Sometimes all you need is a whipcrack fresh little splash of lime, honeysuckle and green apple to make the day bright again. With a lick of lemonade and the scent of alpine flowers, it’s a great wine to serve super-chilled with a steaming bowl of Pad Thai. Crab … Read More