Awards & Reviews
Cuisine March 2017 issue 181 - FIVE STARS - BEST BUY
Five stars - best buy....A whiff of toast mingles with lifted Rose's lime juice scents. In the mouth this Riesling has length and elegance, lime and stonefruit notes propelled by fine ripe acidity. Serve it alongside a salad of rocket, heirloom tomatoes and grilled eggplant.
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2017 - Gold medal - 92/100
Air New Zealand - International Business Class 2016.
Selected by Air New Zealand for their 2016 inflight international business class pouring program.
The Marlborough Wine Show 2015 - Gold Medal
Cuisine Magazine 169 - March 2015 - FIVE STARS
This wineries Gewürztraminer consistently impresses. The conditions were there in 2013 to do so again and the team at Lawson's Dry Hills has delivered. Lychee and rosewater notes unfold gently on the palate - this medium-style wine has the poise, depth and structural ease that come with old vine fruit.
Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2015 - GOLD MEDAL
International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014 - Supreme Champion Wine in Show
International Aromatic Wine Competition 2014 - GOLD MEDAL
Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2014 - Pure Silver Medal
The Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Wine Competition Ltd - Champion Gewürztraminer
The Marlborough Wine Show 2014 - Gold Medal
Sydney International Wine Competition 2014 - BLUE GOLD AWARD WINNER
International Wine Challenge (Tranche 1) 2015 - Silver Medal
Pure and clean, perfumed rose petals, exotic fruits. off-dry, round, creamy mid-palate and a spicy finish.
Bob Campbell MW - Five stars - 95 points
Pale gold, chicken stock, flint, touch of smoke and musk on the nose. Quite recital and interesting on the palate, minerally with a nutty, meal dimension. Perhaps a bit oak dominant, that being said it has acidity to counteract the richness. (12/2/2015)
Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 - BRONZE MEDAL
The New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 - SILVER MEDAL.
Avenues International Aromatics Wine Competition N.Z. 2013 - GOLD MEDAL
The Press - Zest - DELICATE AND PURE
January 15th 2014
Looking for something different? Try this, it is delicate, but not overly floral and is medium dry. Lychees, pears, grapefruit and peach flavour predominate. Served well chilled, the wine is crisp and pure. It would make a good match with subtle Asian dishes and fish. We tried it with salmon, feta and spinach pie.
Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
On Line - April 2013.
15% fermented in older French oak barriques, The nose is very fine and tightly concentrated with an amalgam of rose petals, exotic musk and ginger with mineral notes. Medium dry to taste, the flavours of rose petals, minerals and ginger are very tight and firmly bound, forming a concentrated core to the palate. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich, near unctuous in texture and the richness is enhanced by some alcohol warmth. the flavours carry through to a firm, concentrated and lingering finish with classical varietal elements. This is a concentrated and unctuous off-dry Gewürztraminer that will unfold more of its exotic flavours with bottle age.
June 29th 2013
TREAT OF THE WEEK - Marlborough's Lawson's dry Hills is a top aromatic white winery, thanks to owner Barbara Lawson, this wine tastes like a walk in a rose garden thanks to aromas of red rose, frangipani and ripe peach.
On line - August 2013.
Lawson's Dry Hills have a long established reputation for making top quality Gewürztraminer - and deservedly so. This is a prime example, it exhibits rose petal aromas and is choc full of sweet, juicy lychee flavours with a flinty backbone and a long elegant finish.
San Francisco IWC 2013 - GOLD MEDAL
International Wine Challenge (U.K.) 2014 - GOLD MEDAL
Clean lychee aromas and flavours. Rich and textural, a mouth-coating finish.....LOVELY.
Michael Cooper Buyers Guide to New Zealand Wine 2014 - SUPER CLASSIC - FIVE STARS.
One of the country's most impressive Gewürztraminers. A medium dry style, ripely perfumed, fleshy and soft with a slightly oily texture. Peachy, gingery and spicy flavours showing excellent varietal definition, harmony and richness.