Auburn Lowburn Riesling

There’s no definitive precedent for riesling longevity of Germanic proportions in Central Otago, but in decades to come we may well look back at wines like this as setting the benchmark. If there’s any left, that is, because with only 760 bottles made, it may not last long! A touch of botrytis adds exotic lift and texture to citrus, apricot and fig flavours, while maintaining admirable elegance and restraint. 48g/L of sweetness is perfectly gauged. Pronounced acidity calls for at least five years before approaching. $27 at Wine Emporium.