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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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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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Pegasus Bay Pinot Noir 2006

Good medium red with just a hint of amber on the edge. Bright dark cherry fruit but obvious alcohol heat. Palate full, rich and balanced – better than the nose promised; good meaty and toasty notes; cherries and black fruits. … Continue reading

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Pegasus Bay Dry Riesling 2007

Medium deep green-gold. Touch of kerosene and some light florals. Good aged character, petrol, lemon and stonefruit blossoms. Long finish with good acid and lovely marmalade honey. Waipara, New Zealand 18/20 [tasted 10-09-2011] www.pegasusbay.com Bought cellar door. Stored in a … Continue reading

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