“Lyric” Riesling Cellar Release

$33.60$39.20

Some of our earliest vintages of our Lyric Riesling that has been rated one of the top Riesling in New Zealand by wine critics and designated a “Classic Wine of New Zealand”. These vintage are drinking beautifully now and have on-going cellaring potential. These wines have been carefully stored in temperature controlled conditions.

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Lyric is the songlike quality in poetry, the pleasing succession of sounds in music, and a lyric soprano is a voice of light and unforced quality. So it’s the perfect name for a wine that is pure, expressive yet restrained.

2009 Vintage
Off-dry in style, this wine has a steely brooding nose with aromas of pineapple and lime. The suggestions of weight and depth on the nose is confirmed by the palate which is gentle and rich but delivers a classical varietal expression of lime and mineral

2010 Vintage
Our dry Riesling suggests lime sherbet on the nose with a palate that is crystalline but lingers with notes of ginger, spice and freshly squeezed citrus

2011 Vintage
This is a dry Riesling with a complex and intense bouquet of lemon sherbet, baked quince, freshly cut lime and mango. The palate is tight and pure with lingering lime juice acidity. Good fruit concentration shows with the wine’s extended finish and weight

2012 Vintage
A dry Riesling with aromas of baked apple, lime zest, rose petal and spice which are all combined with a fresh oyster shell complexity. The palate is focussed, yet gentle and rounded then finishes with a crisp mouthwatering lemon citrus brightness