Greywacke Marlborough Riesling (2020)

The 2020 vintage (5*) is a single-vineyard wine, grown at Fairhall. Hand-harvested, it was partly (50 per cent) fermented in old oak barriques and fully oak-matured. Bright, light lemon/green, it is mouthfilling and very youthful, with strong lemon, peach and spice flavours, showing good complexity, that build to a gently sweet (19 grams/litre of residual sugar), crisp, finely poised finish. Best drinking 2024+.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2020
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $31 NZD
Sweetness: MED
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Potential Classic.

When to drink: 2024

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2020; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 5/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 23
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed 2022

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