2020 SV Riesling “D”
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We love Riesling as a variety for its purity, elegance and age ability and believe that our old vines (mostly planted in late 70s) combined with the growing conditions here in Marlborough are capable of making world class Riesling. Our SV (SV5182) Riesling ‘D’ is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour.
This wine has gorgeous lifted aromas of jasmine, fresh lemon, and ripe Kaffir lime follow through on to the palate. Flavours of fresh lime juice, lemon sorbet and ripe grapefruit with hints of floral spice are balanced by a fine backbone of ripe acidity. This Riesling is a dry style which has excellent fruit weight and concentration to balance the lingering mineral acid structure. This wine is finely structured with great length of flavour.
96 Points 5 stars – Sam Kim
A stunning beauty exhibiting precision and intricate detail. The elegant bouquet shows lemon sorbet, white floral and lime cordial aromas, leading to a concentrated steely palate displaying linear mouthfeel and fine flow. Tense and sleek, yet refined with a prolonged sophisticated finish. Certified organic
93 Points Mike Bennie, The Wine Front
Te Whare Ra are one of the champs of organic farming in NZ, a potent combo of Aus and NZ wife and husband too; a superior mongrel like a Labradoodle or similar. Here’s a rizza. And it is D for Dry. Limey and refreshing, even keeled and smooth sailing. Just so brisk acidity underneath a splashy, slippery feel of citrus, blackcurrant and lemon sorbet, extends long, draws out some talc-puff minerality and ends up being an utter delight, and kind of understated. Tick, tick, tick them boxes.
96 Points – Sam Kim
Offering stunning purity and refinement, the wine shows lemon peel, Gala apple, lime sorbet and white floral aromas, leading to an exquisitely fine palate that’s immensely concentrated and persistent. Crisp-dry yet silky and flowing to an impressively long mouth-watering finish. Certified organic. Style: Dry. At its best: now to 2034
95 Points Cameron Douglas MS
Fragrant, floral, a core of ripe citrus fruits and fresh green apple. As the wine relaxes in glass aromas of stony white minerals begin to emerge. Dry on the palate with flavours of lemon and tangerine, crisp green apple and white blossoms. Pure, crisp and precise flavours enhanced by high acid line. Excellent balance and length.
94 Points – 2018 – Nick Stock for jamessuckling.com
This has a very fresh, concentrated and composed nose that fuses white peaches, lemons and apple pastry to good effect. The palate has a succulent feel with attractive, fresh acidity and a smooth core of white-peach and honeydew flavors. Drink or hold.