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Exceptional NZ Wine Rater
Outstanding Cameron Douglas MS
96 Points
5 Stars Raymond Chan
5 Stars Michael Cooper
5 Stars

A beautiful aged release from Pegasus Bay

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling

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A beautiful aged release from Pegasus Bay

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Winery notes (2012 Vintage)
"This was our coolest summer in almost 40 years of growing grapes at Pegasus Bay, but it was followed by a lingering dry autumn. By leaving the grapes on the vines until later in the season we achieved a beautiful spectrum of ripe varietal flavours with good natural acidity. Mother nature came to the party by naturally moderating crop levels which has contributed to good fruit concentration and body in the wine.

There is a spectrum of lively aromas and flavours reminiscent of green apple and mandarin, intertwined with nectarine, lychee and guava. Hints of beeswax, lemon candy and citrus preserve are also evident and reflect the wine’s extended maturation time in bottle.  It is rich and concentrated in the mouth but a spine of crisp acidity and minerality keep it elegant and tight knit, while its off dry finish provides excellent balance. Tangy hints of ginger and spice draw out its length and linger on the palate well after swallowing."

Rated Exceptional, 5 Stars & 96/100 NZ Wine Rater, June 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Distinctive golden-straw in hue. Developed, mellow, and gently fragrant on the bouquet with aromas of clover honey, golden delicious apple, mandarin, quince and beeswax. Full-bodied, lush, rich oily-textured wine with tangy marmalade flavours, lemon zest and a clean, tangy remarkably fresh finish to keep everything in balance. A mature wine with great appeal."

5 Stars Michael Cooper, June 2022 (2012 Vintage)
"This 'Aged Release' label is a re-release of the Waipara Valley, North Canterbury classic when it is 10 years old. Lovely now, the 2012 vintage was hand-harvested in late May after a ‘very cool summer’ and ‘lingering dry autumn.’ When I first tasted it, eight years ago, it showed lovely poise, with intense, peachy, slightly limey and honeyed flavours. Now, it is golden and richly fragrant, with deep, peachy, vaguely honeyed flavours, a splash of sweetness (23.5 grams/litre of residual sugar) balanced by lively acidity, and the complexity, harmony and personality derived from lengthy bottle aging."

Rated Excellent to Outstanding, Mark Henderson, ODT, May 2022 (2012 Vintage)
"Delightful nose, toastiness, dry honey, mandarin, chopped herbs, a smoky quality, exuding richness. A rush of honey, orange and musk fills the palate, grapefruit tinged acidity lending a drier finish than one might expect, picking up a little almond note. Complexity, integration, lovely texture, a perfect example of the benefits of age."

Rated Outstanding & 95/100 Cameron Douglas MS, February 2022 (2012 Vintage)
"Polished golden yellow and lemon hues, very bright and polished appearance. A wonderful bouquet with a mix of lemon and edlderflower, golden apple and baked pineapple, flowers, honeysuckle, ginger and a whisper of beeswax. There’s a developing toasty quality which adds complexity and charm. Fantastic on the palate with a core of lemon skin and baked orchard fruits. The concentration will hold your attention for the longest time. A fantastic wine. Best drinking from 2020 through 2030, perhaps beyond."

5 Stars & 19/20 (95) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, February 2022 (2012 Vintage) 
"Bright, medium yellow-gold, even colour throughout. The nose is complex and intriguing, with zesty aromas of lime and mandarin at core, green apple, guava in the mix, enriched by beeswax and ginger. Full-bodied, off-dry to taste, the palate is smooth and unctuous, green apple, guava, lime and mandarin entwined with zest and citrus preserve, unfolding ginger, beeswax and a hint of roasted nut on the finish. The seamless acidity has a vibrant tension that contributes to length and backbone. The fruit possesses good intensity and harmonious development. This is a rich, harmonious Riesling with incredible length and complex development. Match with pork cheek croquette and smoked fish brandade over the next 5 years. Late-picked fruit, cool-fermented in tank to 12.5% alc. and 23.5 g/L RS."

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