Tag Archives: 2010

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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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 … Continue reading

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Waipara Riesling Challenge Jules Taylor 2010

Very clear, just a hint of green gold. Nose reserved with just a hint of lemon. Palate reflects the nose and is a bit thin; quite sweet but lacks fruit. Finish average and dies quickly when the citrus goes. A … Continue reading

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Gibbston Back Road Pinot Noir 2010

Very light. Gentle red fruits and cherry nose. Delicate and feminine wine. Sweet fruit. Lacks complexity, but in character and clean. Good length. Easy drinking. Young vines I’d guess and needs time in bottle I suspect. Gibbston, Central Otago, New … Continue reading

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