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Pegasus Bay Riesling Waipara Bel Canto 2008

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The wine shows bright citrus flavours with characters of lemons, limes and oranges, supported by hints of nectarines and white fleshed peaches. These interplay with impressions of passionfruit, tropical spices and Turkish musk. It expands in the mouth to become full bodied and concentrated. This wine is big boned, taut and muscley, with a spine of natural acidity and minerality which extends the palate into a dry, firm grapefruity finish.

Region: Canterbury » Waipara

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Winery: Pegasus Bay
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Editorial Reviews for Pegasus Bay Riesling Waipara Bel Canto

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
4.00 5
12/09/2010

Very fruity on the nose with an exotic, guava edge over a bed of dusty, earthy mineral tones accented by a light wildflower note. Lean and focused in the mouth, with rich green apple fruits that show a light appleseed bitterness and super-fine acids that cut through the sweetness like a laser. The finish is long, with distinct mineral notes accenting the slightly bitter notes of tangerine pith and Seville orange. This is so packed with phenols that it comes off as distinctly bitter. Perhaps time will tame that, but for now a particular wine. 90pts


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Snooth User: Barberolo
721003,140
3.00 5
01/06/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Pegasus Bay Riesling Waipara Bel Canto

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/14/2010

A Riesling wine from Canterbury in New Zealand. 2008 Pegasus Bay Winery Riesling Bel Canto 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/10/2012

Fresh, lime, steely and racy on the nose. Very complete and beautifully balanced with real pizzazz to it. Already a fine aperitif. Dry. 17/20 points. Jancis Robinson. A Riesling wine from Canterbury in New Zealand. 2008 Pegasus Bay Winery Riesling Bel Canto 750ml



The wine shows bright citrus flavours with characters of lemons, limes and oranges, supported by hints of nectarines and white fleshed peaches. These interplay with impressions of passionfruit, tropical spices and Turkish musk. It expands in the mouth to become full bodied and concentrated. This wine is big boned, taut and muscley, with a spine of natural acidity and minerality which extends the palate into a dry, firm grapefruity finish.

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Wine Specs:

Sugar: 8.6g/l grams per liter

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