Buy of the Week NZ

Forrest Estate The Doctors’ Riesling 2016, Marlborough, NZD $22

Distinctive riesling with a relatively low (9% vol.) alcohol that has earned many accolades since first release a few years ago. It’s delicate and deliciously tangy with a very pleasing sweet-and-sour tension and ethereal texture. Flavours are a mix of riper tree fruit, apricot, apple and citrus, lime and grapefruit.

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 9%

Ageing: now to 2021

Food: crab, sunflower, sweetcorn, pinenut

Stockists: First Glass Wines – Auckland; Moore Wilson’s – Wellington (NZ). Not available in Australia

Ranked #9 of 17 2016 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $26.00 Avg 95pt 2016 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

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