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Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling

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Pegasus Bay Aria Late Picked Riesling

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Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
The sheer brilliance of engineering that Pegasus Bay brings to botrytis riesling is something to behold. By some form of unspoken magic, they manage to take fruit of concentration of epic proportions and rampant energy and pull it into an impeccably honed and tightly poised finish. Butter-like smoothness is somehow married with taut, citrus zest tang, the succulent complexity of stone fruits and lingering exotic notes of honey, baked apple and mixed spices of all kinds. In the midst of this maelstrom, deep-set minerality underlines impeccable line and haunting persistence.
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WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Classy, very elegant Waipara wine with a rich, floral, gently honeyed bouquet and fresh, pure, late harvest fruit flavours, showing excellent richness. Finely focused, with a luscious sweetness coupled with mouth-watering acidity. A beauty.
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Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
After 'the most perfect, lingering autumn, the 2002 vintage was harvested in late June at Waipara in multiple stages, each time selecting only berries which were 'fully ripened, shrivelled and in perfect condition'. Bright, light yellow/green, it's beautifully fresh, poised and concentrated, with lively acidity and intense, ripe, lemony, honeyed flavours, sweet but not super-sweet (160 grams/litre of residual sugar). A ravishingly beautiful wine, it shows great harmony and richness, and at $30 for a full-size bottle delivers fine value.
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Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
The 2000 was harvested at Waipara with 50 per cent botrytis infection, stop-fermented with plentiful residual sugar and lees-aged for a year before bottling. Light, sweet and smooth, it has rich varietal flavours of lemons, lime and passionfruit threaded with fresh acidity, spot-on sugar/acid balance and a lingering finish. The 2001 vintage is beautifully scented, light (8.5 per cent alcohol) and lovely, with pure, well-ripened grapefruit and lime flavours enriched by gentle honey characters. A finely balanced wine, it should be at its best 2004+
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Michael Cooper (2000 Vintage) says
The 2000 was harvested at Waipara with 50 per cent botrytis infection, stop-fermented with plentiful residual sugar and lees-aged for a year before bottling. Light, sweet and smooth, it has rich varietal flavours of lemons, lime and passionfruit threaded with fresh acidity, spot-on sugar/acid balance and a lingering finish. The 2001 vintage is beautifully scented, light (8.5 per cent alcohol) and lovely, with pure, well-ripened grapefruit and lime flavours enriched by gentle honey characters. A finely balanced wine, it should be at its best 2004+
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Michael Cooper (1997 Vintage) says
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Michael Cooper (1995 Vintage) says
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