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96 Points
5 Stars Sam Kim
5 Stars Bob Campbell MW
5 Stars

The Iconic Late Pick Riesling from the Waipara Riesling Masters. Delicious!

  • Closure: Screw Cap
  • Unit: Each
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Grape: 100% Riesling

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The Iconic Late Pick Riesling from the Waipara Riesling Masters. Delicious!

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Winery notes (2020 Vintage)
"Settled weather over flowering provided a healthy fruit set, which was then thinned back to desired levels. The ensuing summer was dry with very little rain, resulting in perfectly ripened small berries full of intense flavour and concentration. Thankfully, our harvest was able to proceed during the C-19 lockdown, and an unbroken autumn full of warm days meant each variety was picked at its optimum ripeness.

On release the colour is lemon-straw. The bouquet is a zesty fusion of quince, citrus blossom, lemon meringue and green apple, cloaked in a spicy mineral underlay. In the mouth the experience is also multi-layered, displaying both richness and precision, texture and poise. Charming sweetness is backed by refreshing acidity and a hint of spritzig that creates a vibrant tension, ensuring the wine remains perfectly balanced with a fresh and lively finish. 70 g/L RS."

5 Stars & 96/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Luscious and sumptuous, the wine shows candied orange, honey, apricot and potpourri aromas on the nose, followed by a richly textured palate that’s dazzling and delectable. Gorgeously sweet with excellent balance and harmony, offering terrific drinking. At its best: now to 2032."

5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, May 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Made from botrytised riesling grapes that are intended to reflect the Waipara Valley as well as riesling varietal character and the influence of botrytis. A luscious dessert wine with honey, exotic fruits, mango, apricot, ginger, anise and spice characters. Sweetness is perfectly balanced by crisp acidity to give a moderately sweet finish. Enjoy with desserts or well-chilled as an aperitif."

Rated Outstanding, Mark Henderson, ODT, April 2022 (2020 Vintage)
"Beguiling nose of fruit sherbet, rose petals, dry honey, musk and more. Rich, dense, with pineapple, ripe pear and mandarin flooding the mouth. Quite a mouthful yet not too sweet, bittersweet orange zest and acidity in perfect balance. Seamless, contemplative, complex, delightful by itself yet I see this
complementing a range of foods too."

Rated Excellent, 5 Stars & 94/100 NZ Wine Rater, June 2022 (2019 Vintage)
"Gorgeous perfumed nose with aromas of lemon, grapefruit, magnolia and struck match/gunflint sulphide complexity. A lemon-fresh, lively, invigorating, fruity-style with good drive and phenolics to balance the sweetness."

93/100 James Suckling, October 2021 (2020 Vintage)
"Perfumed nose of white peaches, honeysuckle, apple blossom, lemon curd, marmalade and honey. Full-bodied and sweet, yet fresh, with sharp acidity and bright, zesty character. Excellent balance."

4 ½ Stars Michael Cooper (2020 Vintage)
"Estate-grown at Waipara, the 2020 vintage is packaged in a full-sized (750-ml) bottle. Bright, light lemon/green, it is still a baby, with very good intensity of fresh, citrusy, vaguely honeyed flavours, high acidity balanced by abundant sweetness, and obvious potential. Best drinking 2024+."

Reviews for previous vintages below…

Rated Excellent & 94/100 Cameron Douglas MS, April 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Pure, ripe, varietal and enticing bouquet with aromas of sweet lemon and red apple, honeysuckle, quince and blossoms. Silky smooth textures are contrasted by an intense acidity. After this subsides the flavours of honeyed stone fruits and preserved citrus begin to emerge. Flavours of honey suckle and dried apple, quince and roses follow. A delicious wine well suited to spices first courses and of course dessert menu items and cheese. Best drinking upon purchase and through 2030+."

5 Stars & 19.5-/20 (97) Candice Chow, Raymond Chan, April 2021 (2018 Vintage)
"Bright, pale yellow-gold, even colour throughout. Brilliant aroma on the nose, gently-opening, nuances of ginger, honeysuckle, melded with apricot, mandarin, orange marmalade. Medium-bodied, sweet to taste, enticing aromas of apricot, mandarin and lime have a pure core, orange zest and marmalade unveil, along with honey, honeysuckle and a lasting hint of ginger. The wine is refreshing and uncloying, supported by mouthwatering acidity, carry this flavoursome nectar through the palate with ease. Botrytis affected grapes contribute to the concentration of flavour, flaunting lush fruit and richness. This has a less than usual 72 g/l RS for Aria (usually 120 g/l RS), bringing a brilliantly refreshing palate with the usual complexity. Match with chicken liver parfait and bacon butty for your guilty pleasure over the next 10+ years. Late-harvested Riesling, selected bunches with between 30-50% botrytis, fermented cool to 11% alc."

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