Wine Of The Week
Felton Road 2015 Bannockburn Riesling, Central Otago $35.50
Felton Road is best known for its supremely elegant Pinot Noir, but in my view, Riesling deserves line honours. This very concentrated wine has green apple, rose petal and lime citrus flavours, with a suggestion of bush honey. It’s quite sweet but beautifully balanced by juicy acidity to give the wine an exquisite tension. Terrific now but with the potential to transform into a more mellow and possibly complex wine with bottle age. (Screwcap)
Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on bobcampbell.nz
Food match: Knafeh – soft goat cheese mozzarella topped with crispy kadief pastry drenched in hot syrup
Suppliers: Fine Wine Delivery Company, Auckland; Regional Wines, Wellington; Vino Fino, Christchurch.
Price Benchmark: $35.25 Avg 96pt 2015 Riesling tasted from New Zealand
Winery Rating: 97.7 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines
Price Rating Map & Vintage Chart: How does this wine fit into the winery’s range?