- Region New Zealand
- Wine Style Dessert
- Wine Type White
- Grapes Riesling
A Nelson sticky that we're thrilled to have landed thanks to a cancelled export offer.
It's a succulent, luscious late night sipper with pleasant aromas of white flowers, citrus and a hint of marmalade.
Classic late harvest characters of lemon curd, pineapple and spice reveal themselves on the palate with gentle acidity balancing the natural fruit sweetness. Beautifully rounded and simply indulgent!
17/20, Wine Central Tasting Panel "Pale golden in the glass with delicious, complex, and intense notes of baked stone fruits, honey, citrus, and a hint of jasmine. The 2011 Empress Glacier Riesling from Nelson will be a winner on any dessert table. Its well balanced and not too sickly-sweet making for a perfect digestif to finish Serve with something simple like roasted peaches on vanilla ice cream or something more decadent like a tarte tatin for a night of indulgence."
91 Points, Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (May 2020) "A gorgeously matured riesling, the complex bouquet shows golden peach, baked apple, fig and honey characters, leading to a succulent palate that's flavoursome and lingering. The wine offers gentle sweetness backed by refreshing acidity, finishing long and delectable. At its best: now to 2022. 375 ml. May 2020."
17/20, Diana Hawkins, Certified Sommelier & MSc "Subtle aromas of candied lemon and apricot. Honey and white flowers follow on the palate. The sweetness is balanced by a refreshing crisp acidity."
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Shipping & Returns
- Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
- Timing We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery.
- Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
- We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
- We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We’ll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the ‘Complete Orders’ link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We’ll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we’ve received and processed the returned item.