Bald Hills Last Light Single Vineyard Central Otago Riesling 2017

June 20, 2020By Yvonne

Bald Hills Last Light Single Vineyard Central Otago Riesling 2017 $30 This is classic-classic-classic riesling, people. Heaving with zesty natural sweetness, crunchy mandarin-induced magic, and notes of Pink Lady apples, lime, honeysuckle, and masses of white-flesh fruit, it’s just stunning! Made by Pete Bartle, Central Otago winemaking royalty, it’s a riesling with wow-factor 50. Enjoy … Read More

Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling 2016

June 17, 2020By Yvonne

Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling 2016 $45 If you’re looking for a punch in the face of lime, lemongrass, crunchy apple and squint-inducing zestiness – then you’ve come to the right place. This 2016 St Andrews is incredibly dry and elegant and demonstrates an ultimately sophisticated riesling from old vines growing in one of … Read More

Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019

April 19, 2020By Yvonne

Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019 $30 Reviewd for dish Magazine and paired with Prawn Chorizo Chilli Pasta Balance out all that powerful smoky spice of the chorizo and chilli with the gorgeous Zephyr Marlborough Riesling 2019 ($30) because it douses your tastebuds in refreshing apple, lime, honeysuckle and peach. It’s the perfect thing to cleanse, tone … Read More

Sugar Loaf Marlborough Riesling 2019

April 14, 2020By Yvonne

Sugar Loaf Marlborough Riesling 2019 $21 Fresh from scooping a coveted gold medal at the NZ International Wine Show, this riot of a riesling from Sugar Loaf has us roaring for more-ing.  Kate Acland is both the owner and the winemaker and she’s also a hurricane of a businesswoman and a young mum to boot.  … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard Lyric Central Otago Riesling 2016

January 12, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard Lyric Central Otago Riesling 2016 $28 Harvested on April 20th 2016, 86% of this blend of 3 different clones went directly into into stainless steel and the remainder into older French oak barrels to add a hint of flint, smoke and minerality to the wine. Intensely dry, cleansing, zingy and bursting with green … Read More

Misha’s Vineyard Limelight Central Otago Riesling 2016

January 12, 2020By Yvonne

Misha’s Vineyard Limelight Central Otago Riesling 2016 $28 This gorgeous drop was named in the exclusive ’60 Fine Wines of New Zealand’ list for Air NZ Business Class and was one of only four rieslings to feature, so it’s easy to see why Andy and Misha Wilkinson are fizzing. The Limelight is a consummate performer, … Read More

Black Estate Dam Steep North Canterbury Riesling 2018

January 5, 2020By Yvonne

Black Estate Dam Steep North Canterbury Riesling 2018 $30 Deep clay and limestone soils are responsible for turning out certified organic riesling that’s both clean yet rich and creamy to consume.  Golden in the glass and perfumed with baked apple, manuka honey and citrus notes, it’s a beautifully balanced, fresh and crunchy, characterful riesling that … Read More

Brown Brothers Patricia Noble Riesling 2014

July 6, 2019By Yvonne

Brown Brothers Patricia Noble King Valley Riesling 2014 $27 Even if you were somehow blind to the bling on the label (gold medals for Africa here) you’d know as soon as you took your first sip of the Brown Brothers Patricia Noble King Valley Riesling 2014 ($27) that it is astonishingly tasty.  That’s because for … Read More

Ellero Pisa Terrace Central Otago Riesling 2015

June 27, 2019By Yvonne

Ellero Pisa Terrace Central Otago Riesling 2015 $25 Gleaned from the last letters of Californian’s-cum-Central Otagians, Roberta Manell Montero and John Montero, Ellero is a 16ha operation in the Pisa Terrace sub-region, an area famed for injecting intense minerality and character into every grape grown there. This riesling has soaked up all that and more. … Read More

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Riesling 2018

June 24, 2019By Yvonne

Tohu Whenua Awa Marlborough Riesling 2018 $29.99 3.5g/lRS ph3.0 meaning this is a very decently dry riesling from a ‘select pick’ (where a team will be instructed to only pick the ‘golden’ bunches on one day, then progressively doing that during the vintage.  Green apple, lime, minerality, old world style winemaking used, as in, oxidative … Read More