Wine of the Week NZ

Spy Valley Envoy Riesling 2011, Marlborough, NZD $29.90

Delicious riesling in a moderately sweet style. Concentrated ripe tree fruit flavours contrast with tangy citrus characters to give the wine an exquisite tension and incredibly lengthy finish. Bottle age has helped to integrate flavours and develop complexity but the wine remains perfectly fresh and will no doubt age well. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 8.5%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: mango, strawberry, sesame, sago

Stockists: Spy Valley Wines (NZ); Bacchus Wine Merchant (AU distributor)

Ranked #3 of 58 2011 Riesling tasted from Marlborough

Price Benchmark: NZD $38.85 Avg 96pt 2011 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

Winery Rating: 94.4 Weighted average of their top 5 recently tasted wines

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