Urlar Noble Riesling 2009 (375ml) was given 4 stars by Michael Cooper under the banner Sweet White & Fortified. He writes – “Highly scented Gladstone, Wairarapa wine with concentrated flavours of citrus fruits, spices, marmalade and honey and a sweet, lingering finish.”
Archive for January, 2011
Peter’s Picks are independently selected by wine writer Peter Saunders. This feature is designed with restaurants and wine retailers in mind and reflects a mix of factors including price, availability and overall drinkability. He writes:
Urlar Gladstone Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – Quite a potent style, dry, almost austere for this variety, and young. Changes will follow as 2011 passes but very good with food now to enjoy the intensity. From this Wairarapa sub-region (Gladstone), Urlar have hit the ground running with a splendid range of wines.
Peter Saunders writes;
Urlar Gladstone Pinot Gris 2009 – Urlar – the earth, we are told. What the earth at Gladstone (sub-region of Wairarapa) has given us this year is a beautiful pinot gris with depth, balance and some lovely fruit. Old-oak fermented and left to sit there for a while, the complexity of this wine is quite special, helped by a little extra time in the bottle also. A fine pinot gris statement in full form now, into 2013.
Urlar Gladstone Pinot Noir 2009 – Urlar is a new Wairarapa name, very much on the rise. Holding on to finesse and elegance in a big weighted pinot is an achievement, and the beauty of this wine will open up further in the bottle through 2011 and be fine drinking well beyond. Already a satisfying dinner style, full flavoured, well textured and a delight to hold in the month.