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Pegasus Bay ARIA Late Picked Riesling 2023, North Canterbury

Riesling from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 01-May-2024
Bright, even, pale yellow gold. The nose is fresh, with aromas of stonefruit, citrus, honey and floral. Full-bodied, aromas of peach and apricot entwined with kumquat, mandarin and lychee, unfolding citrus blossom, jasmine and honey. Ripe phenolics lightly texture the mouthfeel, unveiling citrus peels and jasmine tea fragrance. The balanced sweetness provides broadness and opulence to the palate, counter-plays lively acidity and persists an amiable, lengthy finish. This late-picked Riesling is packed with succulent fruit and floral details, built on layers and length. Match with five-spice pork chop and blue cheese walnut gnocchi over the next 10+ years. Only produced in exceptional vintages, extended hang time, hand-selected 30-50% botrytised grapes, fermented cool to 12% alc, 87 g/l RS. 19/20 pts (95 pts) May 2024 RRP $45

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