Valli Waitaki Late Harvest Riesling

Previous Vintages

Valli Waitaki LHR 2015

Valli Waitaki Late Harvest Riesling 2015

“A nose reminiscent of Riesling from the Mosel with melon, subtle citrus, honey, and quince. Richly textured with mouth-filling sensations of lime and honey that dance across the palate and continue to unfold for many seconds. The luscious fruit is so intrinsically integrated with the apt acidity that the sweetness is a layer rather than a feature. A wine that is both explosive and serene - showcasing the beauty of botrytis on limestone soils. A delicious aperitif and wonderful with roast pork, fresh fish with a squeeze of lemon, select cheeses and Asian cuisine. Each bottle opened reveals new delights and will continue to give pleasure for 15+ years."

Awards and Reviews

  • 95 Points – Bob Campbell MW
  • 5 Stars - 18.5/20 Points - Raymond Chan
  • 5 Stars - 95 Points - Sam Kim - Wine Orbit
  • 4 Stars - Michael Cooper


Valli Late Harvest Riesling 2014

Valli Waitaki Late Harvest Riesling 2014

“Floral, spice, rose, orange blossom and apricot aromas. Rich, round and sweet on the palate with complex, ripe citrus flavours. Perfectly balanced acidity reigns in the residual sugar. The mid-harvest rains in the Waitaki brought with them a classic botrytis infection, most notably and desirably in the Riesling. As they say, ‘every cloud has its silver lining’: this wine is it.”