This wine features bright, balanced acidity that whets the appetite. It brims with flavours of old-fashioned lemonade, Lisbon lemon and honeysuckle and is completed by a zesty, satisfyingly long finish. There is a flush of sweetness on the front of the palate, but its acidity ensures it finishes dry. Its lower alcohol level (8.6% abv) means it is an excellent low-calorie wine option, and a perfect choice to accompany lunch or as a pre-dinner enrichment.
93 Points / 4.5 Stars “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” Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review. 16/7/2018
18.0+ Points / 4 stars “Bright, very pale straw colour with slight green hues, near colourless on the rim. The nose is fresh and delicate with taut and refined aromas of lime fruit, white florals and subtle notes of mouthwatering minerals at the core, revealing nuances of herbs. The aromatics are youthfully pure with excellent clarity. Medium in sweetness and light-bodied, the palate has delicate and subtle flavours of lime fruit, white florals with notes of honey and minerals. The mouthfeel is thirst-quenching with crisp, lacy, brisk acidity and the wine flows along a fine line with good enery and tension, leading to a sustained, nuanced finish. This is a delicately fruited medium Riesling with lime, floral and mineral flavours on a mouthwatering palate. It will develop over the next 4-5+ years. Match with Asian fare. Hand-picked fruit from the ‘Anandale Farm’ vineyard, Blind River, Awatere, fermented in stainless-steel to 8.6 % alc. and 23 g/L RS, TA 8.7 g/L and pH 2.9. 18.0+/20″ Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, 15/11/18
4 stars “The pale lemon/green 2018 vintage (4*) is described on the label as a ‘kabinett’ style of Riesling. A single-vineyard, Awatere Valley wine, hand-harvested and bottled by June, it’s still a baby. Light-bodied (8.6 per cent alcohol) and gently sweet (23 grams/litre of residual sugar), with mouth-watering acidity, it has strong, lemony, appley flavours, showing very good delicacy and harmony, and obvious cellaring potential; open 2021+.” Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide 2019, November 2018