Meet Misha’s Vineyard. Exclusive to Langton’s, this Central Otago vineyard has been making captivating wines since 2003. Lyric is the dry Riesling in the range (a counterpoint to the medium-dry Limelight). It’s light, it’s refreshing and it’s satisfyingly mineral.
There is beauty in simplicity. Expressive yet pure, Lyric could well become your go-to Riesling.
"Perfectly restrained gewürztraminer with subtle white rose, lychee and star anise varietal flavours. Sophisticated rather than in-yer-face and all the better for it. Shows subtle power. Lovely wine."
95 points, Bob Campbell MW (February 2018)
"The perfumed bouquet is undeniably gewurz; lifted aromas of lychee, mango, Turkish Delight and warm spice lead to a richly fruited palate that is generously expressed, delivering layers of silky texture and delectable flavours, brilliantly complemented by perfectly pitched acidity. Smooth, flavoursome and persistent. Style: Off-dry. At its best: now to 2021. Feb 2018."
94 points, Sam Kim (February 2018)
"Fragrant with aromas of white fleshed fruits laced with olive oil and flower-laced spices. Calm on the palate at first then spice and fruit concentration begins to emerge. The phenolics of this wine are very important to the core and focus of the fruit. Quietly long, fresh and youthful however the signs of transition to the next stage of bottle-ageing are also evident. Balanced and drinking well. Enjoy now and through 2020."
93 points, Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
"The lovely 2015 vintage (5*), estate-grown at Bendigo, was harvested at over 24 brix and fully fermented in seasoned French oak casks, partly (25 per cent) with indigenous yeasts. Weighty (14 per cent alcohol), it is pale and enticingly perfumed, with deep, delicate flavours of lychees, pears and spices, a gentle splash of sweetness (7 grams/litre residual sugar), moderate acidity and a long, very harmonious, well-rounded finish. Drink now or cellar."
5 Stars, Michael Cooper, Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
"Bright, light straw-yellow colour, still youthful in appearance. The nose is tightly bound and somewhat unforthcoming and firm in expression, showing ripe exotic stone fruit aromas with savoury ginger and herb notes entwined with secondary, wild honey, earthy and nutty elements. This is concentrated but quite elegant in proportion. Off-dry to taste and medium bodied, the palate has a rounded heart of savoury tropical and stone fruit flavours interwoven with fennel herb, ginger and honey. The flavours show with good intensity on the front palate and flow along a soft-textured, smooth line with good acid energy and balance, leading to a lighter, more slender finish with savoury secondary detail. This is an elegant dryish Gewurztraminer with a fine core and up-front savoury stone fruit, herb and ginger flavours. Match with Middle Eastern fare over the next 3-4 years. The fruit WBP and fully fermented in seasoned French oak, 25% with indigenous yeasts to 14.0% alc. and 7 g/L RS."
17.5+ points, Raymond Chan (February 2018)