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 03-08-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Duncan Forsyth

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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 wine but the vegetal notes are out of character.

Waipara, New Zealand

16/20 [tasted 25-05-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Paul Bourgeois

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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.

Waipara, New Zealand

15/20 [tasted 05-05-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Larry McKenna

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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 Zealand

19/20 [tasted 25-04-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Matt Donaldson

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz John Forrest

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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 06-03-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Simon McGeorge

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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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, New Zealand

14/20 [tasted 18-02-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Patrick Materman

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Matt Dicey 2010

Light gold. Floral with lime and lemon notes. Nice balance of sweetness and acid; not complex but varietal. Fairly long. A good wine.

Waipara, New Zealand

17/20 [tasted 17-02-2012] www.rieslingchallenge.co.nz Matt Dicey

Bought from www.blackmarket.co.nz. The case of 12 (one bottle from each of the Challenge winemakers) was great value for $120. Stored in a cool spare room.

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