“… has a profoundly scented nose of acacia honey, apricot preserves and orange marmalade with touches of frangipani and dried mango. Fully sweet, rich and viscous, it gives a satisfying tropical fruit and honey layers with a good line of enlivening acid and a long finish.”
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“This was the panel’s favourite wine in the New Release tasting. It just strikes that perfect balance between fruit sweetness and acidity making it the perfect dessert wine. Yum!”
- WineNZ magazine
"... big, luscious and very rich. This is the sweetest and richest dessert wine label in Pegasus Bay's impressive stable."
Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Australia
"Still a baby, this Waipara beauty was harvested at 32 brix. Light lemon-green, it is fresh, sweet, concentrated and citrusy, with a gentle overlay of honey, an oily richness and lovely poise and length."
Michael Cooper, WineState, Australia
Awarded Top Tip
"Fabulous - Good candied tropical fruit aromas precede wonderfully concentrated fruit AND firm acidity. The balance is perfect and the result is an enormously impressive wine."
"The 2007 Encore Noble Riesling comes in with 160 grams per litre residual sugar and charms with a nose of acacia honey and lanolin, with touches of mandarin and star fruit on the unctuous palate."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA
"This superb sweet Riesling from New Zealand's Waipara Valley is made from 100% botrytis grapes...The palate is luscious with penetrating sweet citrus flavours and a hint of rose-water."
Ralph Kyte Powell, The Age, Australia
"This is luscious, honeyed wine with acidity. It is intense and sweet but shows no hint of cloying...serious sticky with character".
Bob Campbell MW, Gourmet Wine, Australasia