Misha's Vineyard Limelight Riesling (2019)

This single-vineyard wine is estate-grown and hand-harvested at Bendigo, in Central Otago. Invitingly scented, the 2019 vintage (5*) is a medium style (31 grams/litre of residual sugar), with complexity gained by fermenting 27 per cent of the blend with indigenous yeasts in old French oak barrels. Bright, light lemon/green, it is light and lively, with excellent intensity of citrusy, slightly appley flavours, showing good delicacy, and a lovely balance of gentle sweetness and appetising acidity. A Mosel-like wine, it's a drink-now or cellaring proposition.

Details

Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★★ – 5 Stars
Price: $32 NZD
Sweetness: MED
Value for Money: AV

This wine is a Classic.

Past Vintages:
Vintage: 2019; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 34
Vintage: 2018; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 33
Vintage: 2017; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 32
Vintage: 2016; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 30
Vintage: 2015; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 28
Vintage: 2014; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 27
Vintage: 2013; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2012; Winemaker’s Rating: 7/7; When to Drink: 22 – 26
Vintage: 2011; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 25
Vintage: 2010; Winemaker’s Rating: 6/7; When to Drink: 22 – 24
Notes: WR provided by wineries. P = Peaked.

Reviewed March 2022

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