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"Perfect balance of subtle sweetness & gentle acidity" Bob Campbell

"An aromatic Riesling with lime, floral/rose and a subtle toasty influence from yeast lees" Bob Campbell

Intense, concentrated and harmonious with that perfect balance of ripe fruit sweetness, fresh acidity and long long finish.

Mystery Marlborough Riesling 2013 (3)

Member rating / 23
$9.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12




Take a punt and discover a new favourite with our Mystery-Wine ™. Discover the brand on delivery, but until then, we’ve promised we’d keep it secret!


Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded Silver Medal Awarded Silver Medal Awarded Silver Medal
Mystery Marlborough Riesling 2013 (3)

Mystery Marlborough Riesling 2013 (3)

Member rating / 23
"A classic Kiwi style Riesling due to it being a delicate dry/medium wine made in a deliciously juicy fruit style"
$9.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $19.99 $17.38
6 Btls, $59.94 6 Btls, $52.12

Accolades

Awarded 92/100 Points

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine

Awarded Silver Medal

Easter Show Wine Awards 2015

Awarded Silver Medal

Marlborough Wine Show 2015

Awarded Pure Silver Medal

Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2015

Description

"Aromatic Riesling with lime, floral/rose and a subtle toasty influence from yeast lees. Silken-textured wine with nice weight and a perfect balance of subtle sweetness and gentle acidity so that both are barely perceptible" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine

The Winemaker of this mystery wine calls this wine his 'Classic Kiwi' style Riesling due to it being a delicate dry/medium wine made in a deliciously juicy fruit style. It has a very pure, citrus/lime and subtle stonefruit flavours, together with that Wairau river valley terroir “wet stone” minerality. Intense, concentrated and harmonious with that perfect balance of ripe fruit sweetness, fresh acidity, “tart” drying minerality and long long finish.

The 2013 vintage was similar to that of the 2011 vintage, with a mild temperate summer with regular small amounts of rain which resulted in healthy vines with active green leaves through to a slightly (5-7 days) earlier harvest. Unlike 2011, however, crop levels were moderate, coming in exactly on estimate 6-10 tonne/ha, depending on varietal. This was due to the relatively low per vine bunch number, determined by a cool December in the previous season which counterbalanced the higher berry number per bunch and individual berry size due to ideal growth conditions. So, overall a very good quality vintage, viticulturally straight forward, with ideal conditions, weather wise over the 3 week harvest period. Good drinking from release but better many tomorrows hence.

This mystery Riesling was grown on three distinctly different sites within the Wairau River Valley. Two sites within the valley are geologically young soils predominantly made up of recently deposited Wairau river stone, gravel and silt – Riesling grown there has a delicious citrus (lemon and lime) flavour profile fine acidity, low pH and most interestingly an amazing minerality, almost salty, what I call “wet stone” character. – almost salty in character. The third site is in the southern Brancott Valley on geologically older soil of crushed rock mixed with a portion of clay, still very free draining in nature, devigorating and ideal for premium grape growing. The Riesling grown there has a much more exotic fruit flavour profile – stone fruit (apricot), citrus (mandarin) and spice (cinnamon) and a distinctive “biscuity” minerality.

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Alcohol

12.5%

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NZ (from $5.70)

Member Rating

4.5 Stars

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User comments (13)

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V
Would have ordered more if I knew what the mystery was.

Vanessa - 26/02/2019

This wine just goes on and on, and I've lost count of how many cases we've had. It's incredible value for such a high-quality aged Riesling, just off-dry with some lovely honeyed complexity, still drinking really well

J Andrew - 22/01/2019

J
Totally delicious wine ageing beautifully

John - 20/01/2019

A
My mum loved it.

Allen - 22/12/2018

Just off dry and displaying good depth of citrus flavours and a nice thread of mineral that always enhances a Riesling. This is a very nice wine - better than most out there and at this price a bargain.

John - 27/06/2018

P
Super value aged Riesling, Just a tad off dry and really great drinking.

Paul - 25/06/2018

Very excited to receive a Forrest Riesling. It's still delicious.

Anne - 11/04/2018

E
Good flavours with a slight, pleasing edge of sharpness.

Estelle - 07/02/2019

Fantastic wine! Great buy at this price.

Sylvia - 14/01/2019

J
Wonderful Riesling. Great with teriyaki salmon

John - 27/10/2018

enjoyed this wine. reordered

Teresa - 27/09/2018

Very hard to find a dry riesling, still with good fruit and complexity. I have found in this one just what I need.

Julian - 21/09/2018

J
Good value once again from Forrest.

Jon - 29/04/2018


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