Remarkable riesling

Spy Valley Envoy Single Vineyard Riesling 2012, Marlborough, NZD $30

Moderately sweet riesling that’s perfectly balanced by taut acidity to give the wine exciting tension. Citrus, grapefruit, lime, chalky, mineral and subtle floral flavours. A very impressive wine that’s still remarkably fresh. Serve well-chilled as an aperitif. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 9%

Ageing: now to 2020

Food: Shredded filo, baked ricotta, orange blossom, mango

Stockists: Spy Valley Wines; Red + White Cellar, Auckland (NZ distributor); Bacchus Wine Merchant – NSW, QLD, ACT & Vic (AU distributor)

Ranked #2 of 50 2012 Riesling from Marlborough

Good Buy Rating: Good 

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