Mosel-like Otago

Carrick Bannockburn Riesling 2016, Central Otago, NZD $27

Quite a Mosel-like medium-dry riesling, with moderate sweetness supported by tangy acidity to give the wine an exquisite tension. A fine, pure, silken-textured riesling with a lingering finish. Should develop well with bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view on

Alcohol: 11.5%

Ageing: now to 2023

Food: Coconut sago, lime, vanilla, passionfruit sorbet, raspberry

Stockists: Carrick Wines; EuroVintage, Auckland (NZ distributors); Pinot Now – NSW & Vic (AU distributors)

Ranked #4 of 18 2016 Riesling tasted from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: NZD $28.70 Avg 95pt 2016 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

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