Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine recently covered 12 top New Zealand Rieslings – Among them was our 2008 Nelson Riesling.
Here is what Bob Campbell MW had to say:
“Blackenbrook is Nelson’s most rapidly ascending star. The warm 2008 vintage produced the earliest harvest ever from Blackenbrook’s riesling vineyard. Grapes were hand-picked and sorted before being whole bunch pressed and fermented in Stainless steel. The fermentation was stopped to retail 10 grams per litre of residual sugar. Intense and vibrant with strong lime/citrus and mineral flavours, great purity and fine acidity. Made in a medium dry style, the wine achives real tension between acidity and sweetness. 95/100, Five Stars.