Author Archives: Gary Bowering

Waipara Riesling Challenge Simon Waghorn 2010

Pale green/yellow. Lime and citrus, lovely ripe fruit and a light touch of kerosene there too. Lovely medium-sweet palate with delicate lime/citrus and white florals, acid in balance. Long finish and ripe fruits linger. Very good wine. Waipara, New Zealand … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Duncan Forsyth 2010

Pale green-gold. Lime, citrus, some tropical fruits and a hint of kerosene. Quite ripe fruit on the palate, some citrus and background notes of kerosene. Good finish with cleansing acid and lime lasting. Good wine. Waipara, New Zealand 17.5/20 [tasted … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Ant McKenzie 2010

Touch of gold. White flowers, some petrol with lime and sweet citrus. Medium sweet, some citrus but lacking in the mid-palate; nose much better than the palate. Length is just OK. Waipara, New Zealand 16/20 [tasted 24-06-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Ant McKenzie … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Paul Bourgeois 2010

Light green-gold. Lime, lemon, some florals and a little kerosene. Just off-dry; good citrus fruit and some florals but a hint of vegetal stalkiness too, although this reduces with time in the glass. Finish is average but in balance. Nice … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Larry McKenna 2010

Green-gold. Some petrol but nose otherwise a bit dull. Sweet style with petrol on the palate, some acid but a touch cloying; an off unclean character too – bit oxidised perhaps? Finish is caramel with only a hint of fruit. … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Matt Donaldson 2010

Green-gold. Touch of petrol with lemon and lime notes. Lovely balance of clean acid, sweetness and fruit; touch of honey with limes and bright lemon. Finishes long, clean and moreish. Excellent wine and the top in the Challenge. Waipara, New … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge John Forrest 2010

Very light straw. Kerosene prominent; lemons and limes. Medium-dry, florals and a touch of kerosene; quite light on the palate, good acid and structure. Delicate finish of florals and citrus. A very nice wine. Waipara, New Zealand 17.5/20 [tasted 06-04-2012] … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Mike Brown 2010

Light gold. Light florals, lime and other citrus. Medium sweet, more floral than citrus, balanced and feminine with a lovely little petrol character in the background. Lovely balanced finish. Delightful wine. Waipara, New Zealand 17/20 [tasted 10-03-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Mike Brown … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Simon McGeorge 2010

Clear light gold. Nice Riesling nose, some light petrol aromas too but all a bit reserved. Failrly sweet and a bit light on flavour. Finish is mid-length. A good light summer wine but nothing special. Waipara, New Zealand 15.5/20 [tasted … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Patrick Materman 2010

Medium gold. Fresh lemon/citrus, some honey sweet fragrance and a little petrol. On the palate there is an unclean musty character, petrol is there but little fruit. Very short. This wine appears overly advanced and is out of balance. Waipara, … Continue reading

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