92/100 points “… wonderfully honeyed/musky character on the nose … rich and generously fruited in the mouth, it has a good backbone of refreshing acidity and a very long finish.”
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, USA
"A very classy wine …. It should flourish for many years."
- Michael Cooper's Buyer’s Guide 2012, NZ
95/100 points "It's stunning on the nose …. the palate is concentrated and generous with rich texture and lovely sweetness which is superbly balanced by the refreshing acidity."
- Sam Kim Wine Orbit, NZ
"Peach, honey and mandarines with a mineral delicacy. Lovely freshness on the finish balanced by residual sugar. Delicious."
Rebecca Gibb, Decanter, UK
Top Tip "Stunning - THE wine of the tasting and a sure fire GOLD in any tasting it enters. The flavours just go on and on and the mouthfeel is oily and opulent. You MUST try this.
“Just one of the many strings in the bow of top-notch New Zealand producer Pegasus Bay, this is a wonderfully refreshing yet intensely sweet wine. Immediately identifiable as Riesling, it has a lemony, zesty freshness and superb balance. It’s hard to imagine anyone not loving this wine.”
- Beverley Blanning, MW, Sommelier Journal, U.S.
“… is a classy, very elegant Waipara wine, … fresh, pure, late harvest fruit flavours, showing excellent richness. Finely focused, with a luscious sweetness … coupled with mouth-watering acidity, it’s a beauty."
- Michael Cooper, Winestate, Australia
"Deep lemon with lots of evolution on the nose. Honeyed wine with lots of acidity and lots of sugar - probably very difficult to make and much more complex and ambitious than most. Bravo! A real product of the vineyard. Very zesty. Hovers between medium dry and medium sweet".
"...This wine underscores the multi-talented nature of Riesling. Poised, balanced and far from sugar dominated..."
Cuisine Magazine, N
"Pegasus Bay, in the Waipara region near Christchurch, makes some of New Zealand's most exotic wines. This magnificent sweet wine, perfumed beautifully and beguiling. Pristine fruit flavours and perfect balance in the mouth".
Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, Good Living, Australia
"The 2007 Vintage is an elegant, slightly honeyed Waipara wine with lovely ripeness and richness...great harmony."
Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide, 2009
WineState Magazine, Australia