Geoff Kelly from www.geoffkellywinereviews.co.nz has tasted and reviewed our 2008 Johner Riesling Wairarapa.
The review can be found here:
2008 Johner Riesling 18 ½ (*****)
Gladstone, Wairarapa, New Zealand: 11.5%; $14 [ screwcap; made in a German style, in s/s, with 12 g/L RS; www.johner-estate.com ]
Pale lemongreen. This is a sweeter wine than the Mt Difficulty, with ‘white’ flowers just a little less aromatic and more freesia-like on bouquet, plus delicate pale fruit. Palate is beautifully pure, again Mosel / cut dessert apple in style, a dryish kabinett level of sweetness, fine-grained acid, lingering delightfully. Though sweeter than the Mt Difficulty, it is not quite as rich, and therefore may not cellar quite so long. Both these wines have a delicacy and finesse rarely achievable in Australia, and sometimes not in Alsace either, so they are pretty exciting. Cellar 3 – 10 years. VALUE GK 11/08