Bob Campbell MW 93 points. “Meta’ means transformation, in this case by botrytis influence. It’s a rich and flavoursome wine with peach, honey, grapefruit marmalade and musk flavours. Initial sweetness contrasts with subtle steely acidity on the lengthy finish.” Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review. 5/2/2019 WINERY NOTE: We chose the name ‘Meta’ for our botrytised, late harvested Riesling, as it embodies the remarkable change of condition the grapes undergo as they are transformed by noble rot over the final weeks of Autumn. From healthy fruit into shrivelled but concentrated, intensely sweet berries; once harvested these have the...
Bob Campbell MW 93 points. Single vineyard Awatere Valley. “From the Blind River vineyard in the Awatere Valley. A powerful riesling with lime, lemon zest and subtle mineral flavours. Low pH and assertive acidity balances around 23g/l of residual sugar and builds a lovely tension to give a medium-dry finish. An impressive wine that will develop well.” 16/7/2018 93 Points. BC.
Light golden straw in colour. Expressive on the nose with lime, lemon curd and jasmine flower. The palate is defined by a long thread of complex fruits including mandarin, mango and lime zest. Balanced with natural sweetness and acidity this wine will age beautifully or can be enjoyed immediately. REVIEWS & ACCOLADES 95/100 - Sam Kim (Wine Orbit) A gorgeous riesling; the fabulously fragrant bouquet shows yellow stone fruit, orange peel, mango and floral characters with hints of jasmine and lime zest. The palate is superbly concentrated and richly fruited, while remaining poised and elegant, delivering loads of delectable flavours combined...
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. REVIEWS & ACCOLADES 19+/20 Raymond Chan 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...
The Wine Advocate - Lisa Perotti Brown "Duncan Forsyth is one very inspired and skilled Riesling producer – a fanatic in fact (which is what it takes to makes truly great Riesling in NZ or anywhere for that matter)." Only 87 cases were made from a tiny vineyard in Gibbston, a sub district of Central Otago. It produces some of the most remarkable riesling anywhere in NZ. The Drumlin Riesling gives delicate white pepper and fennel seed notes over a core of fresh pears and peach blossoms plus a touch of herbs.
James Suckling/Nick Stock 93 points. A truely unique vintage for Riesling which allowed the possible best expressions of this variety. The 2018 has orange/grapefruit peel at its core, a mineral pith like texture is the marker that makes this so special. A sorbet like wine, perfect for summer and beyond. Whole bunch pressed, fermentation in a mixture stainless steel barrels and tanks, wild yeasts, no temperature control and aged on gross less for 3 months. RS 8g/l Floral and citrus aromas, flavours of lemons, limes, and grapefruit characters, underpinned by mineral characters and refreshing acidity. Aperitif in style with 12.5 % alc, medium...
Gold Medal - Sydney International Wine Competition 2017 Silver - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 4 Stars - Winestate Magazine 4 Stars / 90 Points - Huon Hooke Riesling grapes are carefully selected from the best vines in our Marlborough vineyard, gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks to give intense floral and citrus characters. The wine is fruit-driven in style, elegant and delicate. The bouquet is typically intense fresh lime, green apple and floral aromas. The palate is vibrant and elegant with racy acid in a dry style.
Raymond Chan 18.5/20. Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is gently full with well-concentrated and deeply layered aromas of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, along with honey and marmalade, musky botrytis, unfolding savoury yellow stonefruits. Medium sweet to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has rich and lusciously opulent, exotic, ripe citrus and tropical fruits entwined with honey, marmalade and musk. The mouthfeel is smooth and unctuous, and the flavours form a rounded heart. The wine is lively and vigorous with good underlying power and a fine thread of acidity lending cut and balance....
Raymond Chan 18.5+/20. Bright straw-yellow colour with lemon-green hues, pale on the edge. The nose is softly concentrated with deep aromas of ripe lime fruit along with white and yellow stonefruits, and an amalgam of yellow florals with mineral elements. The aromatics form a rounded core unfolding an array of citrus fruits. Medium-dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has rich and mouthfilling flavours of ripe citrus fruits and yellow stonefruits with subtle honied and yellow floral flavours along with nuances of lees and minerals. The palate has plenty of fruit extract and presence with fine-grained phenolic textures lending a refined...
Wild Earth Riesling 2011 is pale straw in colour with pale hues, offering lifted citrus, floral perfume, marmalade and honey on the nose. The palate offers complex citrus of lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange zest, honey, good minerality, long length and a dry finish. #wildearth
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