Paddy Borthwick Wairarapa Riesling (2021)

Still very youthful, the basically dry 2021 vintage (4.5*) is a single-vineyard wine, estate-grown at Gladstone, in the northern Wairarapa. Bright, light lemon/green, with a fresh, citrusy bouquet, it is medium-bodied, with excellent concentration of delicate, lemony, appley, peachy flavours, fractional sweetness (4.8 grams/litre of residual sugar), and appetising acidity. Showing obvious potential, it's well worth cellaring to 2024+.


Type: White Wines
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2021
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $22 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: V+

When to drink: 2024

Reviewed November 2021

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