Pegasus Bay Riesling 2016 (750ml)

Pegasus Bay Riesling 2016 (750ml)

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Medium riesling with plenty of apricot, honey, struck flint, anise, spice and cinnamon flavours. A touch of sweetness is perfectly balanced by fruity acidity to give the wine some pleasing tension. Bob Campbell MW

Peg Bay's 2016 Riesling offers up hints of struck flint or crushed stone, singed orange zest, ripe nectarine and tangerines. It would benefit from a brief decanting—just don't let it warm too much. It's slightly sweet and medium-bodied, weighing in along the lines of a Pfalz wine, with plenty of weight and richness for a Riesling. Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2016 Riesling has a much more vigorous nose than the 2015; it is quite resinous, featuring potent waxy aromas mixed with ginger and orange blossom. The palate is well balanced with a slightly bitter edge, almost Alsace-like in style, revealing hints of pink grapefruit, peach, walnut and white pepper towards the finish. This is an intriguing Riesling, one that I would afford another year in bottle. Rebecca Gibb MW, Vinous

Region: Waipara Valley, North Canterbury, New Zealand

Grape Varietal: 100% Riesling

Critic Rating: Bob Campbell 93 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate 89 Points, Vinous 88+ Points

Suggested Drink Window: 2019 - 2024