Buy of the Week NZ

Mt Difficulty Target Medium Riesling 2016, Central Otago, NZD $27

Taut, vibrant riesling with chalk, mineral, lime, grapefruit, citrus and wildflower flavours. Laser-like acidity reacts with subtle sweetness to give the wine an exquisite tension. Wonderful purity and a lingering finish. This is a fine example of a consistently top riesling. (Screwcap)

Score: 95 ★★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 12.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Kingfish crudo, grapefruit, rhubarb purée, puffed wild rice, coriander

Stockists: Mt Difficulty Wines; The Good Wine Co, Auckland (NZ); Samuel Smith & Son (AU distributor)

Ranked #4 of 23 2016 Riesling from Central Otago

Price Benchmark: AUD $28.57 Avg 95pt 2016 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

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