Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2016 (750ml)

Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling 2016 (750ml)

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Auslese-like, at 80 grams per liter residual sugar, and made with a third or more botrytized fruit, the 2016 Aria Riesling is a stunning, luscious wine. It's medium to full-bodied but bright and mouthwatering, loaded with ripe, tropical fruit and underscored by tangerine zest on the lingering finish. Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Aria Late Harvest Riesling has a pure, refined bouquet of orange zest, yellow plum and mirabelle that opens nicely in the glass but never gets carried away. The palate is well balanced, featuring a viscous opening countered by a fine thread of acidity, and a peach-, mango- and orange-zest-infused finish. Lovely. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Luscious riesling with obvious honeyed botrytis influence together with peach, ripe apricot, spice and anise flavours. A delicious wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or with moderately sweet desserts. Bob Campbell MW

Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Riesling

Critic Rating: Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points, Vinous 90 Points, Bob Campbell 95 Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2018 - 2025