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Thornbury Riesling 2015 Wine Review

Thornbury Riesling 2015

Thornbury Riesling 2015

Auckland, Waipara, New Zealand

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2016-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Thornbury

Agent: Airen Imports

Natalie's Score: 93/100

My absolute favourite of this tasting of Thornbruy wines! Aromatic and bursting with white peach, lime zest, and wet stone. Racy acidity for shellfish. Oh loveliness.

This Thornbury Riesling 2015 was reviewed on August 3, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Greg Hughes reviewed this wine as follows:

Both this Riesling and the Pinot Gris in their lineup, are sourced from Waipara, a region slightly north of Cantebury. People are already very familiar with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It is a shame that there are so few examples of Riesling making it to the international market from NZ. It is A natural fit for a region renowned for super fruity, aromatic whites.
Delicate aromatics. Moderate acidity, for a Riesling. This is a very easy going Riesling, for those looking to explore Riesling, but want a really soft-core version. There is a touch of residual sugar, but still very dry.
White fleshed peach, table grape, spun sugar, and golden apple build out the aromas. The flavours revolve around vanilla cream, peach, and nectarine. Light and youthful. This would pair very nicely with sushi.
SIMON SAYS... Floral, lime and pear notes combine with tantalising citrus blossom, passionfruit and green melon flavours on the palate. This wine has a vibrant crisp acidity, balanced by a splash of natural sugar resulting in an off dry style.

Source: Winery (Thornbury)

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