Pegasus Bay Reserve Aria Late Picked Riesling 2020, North Canterbury

Sweet Wine from New Zealand - Canterbury & Waipara
Review Date : 29-Mar-2022
Bright, even, pale lemon, lightly spritz. The bouquet is fresh and has multi-layers; lime, kumquat, stonefruit aromas melded with beeswax, honey, citrus zest and spice. Medium-bodied, medium-sweet to taste, lush fruit of mango, lychee, intermixed citrus and stonefruit, unveiling kumquat, honey, beeswax and ginger. The fruit is pure and round with complexity; lively acidity brings balance and a refreshing, clean palate. And the wine carries to a long, honied, musky finish. This harmonious late-picked Riesling with luscious fruit, honey and spice shines with vibrant acidity, complexity and a moreish, long finish. Match with spicy Thai dishes and duck liver pate over the next 12+ years. Only made in exceptional years, hand-selected bunches with 30-50% botrytis, cool-fermented to 11.5% alc, 70 g/l RS. 19+/20 pts (96 pts) Mar 2022 RRP $43

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