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Pegasus Bay, Riesling, Waipara - Magnum 2006

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The wine has aromas and flavours of lemons, limes, white peaches, nectarines and spice. With careful cellaring it should become intensely perfumed with impressions of honey-suckle, mandarin, orange and marmalade. It is concentrated, but yet, not heavy in the palate, and well balanced with a fresh crisp finish.

 

"Meanwhile the 2006 Riesling is a thrilling wine with touches of honeysuckle and limestone on the nose and a palate distantly related to the likes of JJ Prum or Willi Schaeffer. Although winemakers Matthew Donaldson and Lynette Hudson look as if they have just got in from an all-night rave, they are presently producing some of New Zealand’s most exhilarating, Burgundy inspired white wines, their reds suffused with earthy flavors. They are demonstrating the potential of the Canterbury wine region and constitute one of New Zealand's best producers. Their whites are exhilarating and seem best between a year in bottle and around five years." (04/08) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Peg Bay continues to push the ripeness envelope on its Rieslings. The 2006 is honeyed and rather sweet, with baked apple flavors at the core, surrounded by hints of spice and apricot. Lime-like acids seem a bit strident on the finish right now; give it a couple of years in the cellar." (09/07)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: