Ryan riesling rocks

Escarpment Ryan Riesling 2017, Martinborough, NZD $24

A new label from Escarpment named after founder/winemaker Larry McKenna’s son, Ryan. A bone-dry, but not excessively austere, riesling with apple, ginger, guava and citrus flavours. The wine has an appealing smooth texture and an impressively lingering finish. It should develop well with bottle age. (Screwcap)

Score: 94 ★★★★ – view Bob’s original tasting

Alcohol: 11.5%

Ageing: now to 2024

Food: Fried calamari, lemon, aioli

Stockists: Escarpment Wines; Vintners New Zealand Ltd, Auckland (NZ distributors); Red + White – Vic (AU distributors)

Ranked #13 of 30 2017 Riesling from New Zealand

Price Benchmark: NZD $28.75 Avg 94pt 2017 Riesling tasted from New Zealand

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