95 Points
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Sam Kim

5 Stars Michael Cooper

“A top example of dry Riesling.”

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling

$26.99 $19.99 elsewhere $26.99

Regions : North Canterbury

5 Stars Michael Cooper

“A top example of dry Riesling.”

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Winery notes (2016 Vintage)
"Clear and light gold in colour.  A nose of aromatic herbs, lavender, rosemary and thyme.  Palate is hefty, soft and creamy textured with salivating acidity and lingering lemon sherbet length.  Ripe peach and citrus fruits add layers of complexity.  A wine to savour now or age to 2024."

5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"An outstanding riesling; the impressively expressed nose shows mandarin, lemon peel, spice and candied apple characters. The palate is superbly concentrated and focused, and delivers juicy fruit intensity together with rich texture and complexity, leading to an extremely long, engaging finish. A gorgeous dry style offering loads of delicious flavours. At its best: now to 2026."

5 Stars & 19.0+/20 Raymond Chan, April 2017 (2016 Vintage)
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with light lemon-green hues, paler on the rim. The nose is aromatically rich with intense, ripe lime fruit melded with exotic jasmine florals along with nuances of sherbet and minerals. The depth and tautness,along with penetration and intensity is a feature. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has rich, bright and intense flavours of lime fruit entwined with white and yellow florals, jasmine elements, and sherbet and minerals. The mouthfeel is lively and zesty revealing enrichening honied elements. The wine flows along a fine line of fruit extract and textures with plenty of energy and drive, carrying to a long, sustained, racy finish of exotic citrus and floral notes. This is a brisk and racy dry Riesling with exotic citrus and floral fruit along with sherbet, honied and mineral nuances on a fine-textured linear palate. Serve as an aperitif and with Asian cuisine over the next 5-6 years. Predominantly clone 239 fruit, with no botrytis, from three high sloped sites, two with limestone and one with clay, hand-picked, given a short skin soak, WBP, and cool-fermented in tank to 13.0% alc. and 4.72 g/L RS, TA 5.9 g/L and pH 3.33, the wine undergoing batonnage."

5 Stars Michael Cooper (2016 Vintage)
"​A top example of dry Riesling, the 2016 vintage was estate-grown, hand-picked, fermented and lees-stirred in tanks, and bottled unfined. Fleshy and full-bodied (13 per cent alcohol), with moderate acidity for Riesling, it has penetrating, youthful, peachy, lemony, slightly limey flavours, that build to a very finely balanced, dry (4.7 grams/litre residual sugar), lasting finish. Already drinking well, it should also reward cellaring."

94/100 Cameron Douglas MS (2016 Vintage)
"Fragrant and floral with a soft white spice; suggestions of mandarin, rose, red apple and lemon; a natural ferment energy. On the palate – crisp. dry, plenty of texture and flavours reflective of the nose with lemon and apple, white spice and floral moments; a mineral layer of chalk/limestone adds depth and complexity. Long finish – a lovely example. Drink now and through 2026."

93/100 Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, June 2018 (2016 Vintage)
"Pretty perfume opens with apple, floral notes, whiff of tonic water. Like that combo. Juicy and flavoursome to taste yet holds a fresh, tight sort of feel. Crispness to finish, light chalky-mineral notes, squeaky-mouthwatering lingering flavours. Excellent drinking."

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