Black Peak Wanaka Riesling 2014

Black Peak Wines is the new wine brand of James McElrea, based in Wanaka. James is best-known for his role as a winemaker at Maude, having completed 7 vintages with Dan and Sarah-Kate Dineen. Previous to that, James had spent 7 years as a flying winemaker in France, Spain, Oregon, Chile and Australia, as well as in Central Otago and Marlborough, following his graduation from Lincoln. His time working with fruit in the various sub-regions Central Otago inspired him to create his own wines of delicacy and finesse from a special vineyard on the Queensberry Hills overlooking the Clutha river. The 2014 Riesling is the first release, with a Pinot Noir still in barrel, due for release in mid-2015. Here is my review of the Riesling.


  • Black Peak Wanaka Central Otago Riesling 2014

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