Saturday, 12 March 2016

Waipara Hills

Waipara Hills Riesling 2014 Waipara Valley (North Canterbury)
A very pretty bouquet of sweet lemon and apple blossom followed by green apple and a little mineral; fragrant, varietal and quite fruity overall. On the palate - delicious in an off-dry style releasing lots of crisp apple and ripe almost sweet citrus flavors; the acidity has some high tones contrasting the small amount of residual sweetness; juicy, balanced and well made - as always from this producer.
88 Points

Waipara Hills Pinot Gris 2015 Waipara Valley (North Canterbury)
Classic cool climate Gris bouquet with suggestions of pear, apple and quince - all ripe and all demanding your attention; whispers of spice and mineral. On the palate - juicy, fleshy and with a touch of residual sweetness - mouth filling and lush in texture; medium+ (ish) acidity, fruit, balanced and well made.
85 Points

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