Loved (the) focus, wonderful flavor. Long, intense finish.Tim Gaiser
Complexity, impressive mineral notes. Would love to drink a glass, not just taste it.Chris Blanchard
Trophy: Best NZ Riesling, 2010 Gold MedalInternational wine challenge U.K.
…a delightful Riesling with an old world profile. It has a good concentration yet elegant with lovely finish. It was one of my favorite wines of 9 blind tasting at the Porter House.Kiyama Hiromi
A lot of things going on in this wine that we did not experience in the others…so layered and intriguing to drink…delicious and will be enjoyed by those lucky enough to taste it.Marissa Copeland
Sommelier, Sho Shaun Hergatt
….the palate was dry with high acidity and flavors of petrol, citrus and a hint of honey lingering in the long finish.Tracy Ellen Kamens - Grand Cru Classes
Loved (the) aromatics, minerality…very well made.Christie Dufault
Sommelier, CIA instructor
Forward, fruity nose; felt like a New World Wine; very clean and balanced.Roger Dagorn
Nice richness to mid-palate, surprising minerality and really long finish. Really shows that NZ can make world-class Riesling.Peter Granoff
Honey and orange on the nose – on the palate orange and peach. Fuller in style but still light in body.Theresa Evans
Sommelier, Porter House
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94,95,94,95 – Vertical of True & Daring scores highly
We had some great news from Wine Orbit Wine Writer and Wine Judge Sam Kim. Sam tasted a vertical of our Rieslings and has awarded them with 94,95,94 and 95 points respectively for four vintages, 2011, 2013, yet to be released 2014 and just bottled 2015. It would be an understatement to say that we are thrilled to see such consistency. I think it is about time that we have a vertical tasting with everyone at the winery!
Medals again at Canberra International Riesling Challenge
The 16th Annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge once again sees True & Daring rise to medal status with a Silver medal for the yet to be released 2014 vintage. We are really excited to be awarded this medal from this Riesling focussed competition with Rieslings from all over the globe participating.
Double Silver Medal for True & Daring at IWSC
We have had so much happening lately that this news could be considered, 'old news'. But in case you haven't heard yet... We received brilliant news from The International Wine & Spirits Competition in the UK that our new release True & Daring 2013 and our yet to be released True & Daring 2014 have both been awarded Silver medals (+90 points)! Suffice to say we are super chuffed especially as both these wines are really only in their infancy! We expect that they will improve with a bit more time under their belt, as all our Rieslings do.
Head to Head with other great Rieslings at New York Sommelier Tasting
True & Daring gathered a group of New York’s sommeliers, including Master Sommelier Roger Dagorn, to taste Riesling wines from around the world. Among those wines was the True & Daring 2007 Riesling from New Zealand, going head to head with some of Germany and Alsace’s finest wines, as well as others from the New World. Here is what some of them had to say Roger Dagorn, Master Sommelier “ forward, fruity nose; Felt like a New World Wine, very clean and balanced” Theresa Evans, Sommelier “ honey and orange on the nose – on the palate orange and peach. Fuller in style but still light in body” Kiyama Hiromi, Sommelier “ … a delightful Riesling with an old world profile. It has a good concentration yet elegant with lovely finish. It was one of my favorite wines of 9 blind tasting at the Porter House.” Marissa Copeland Sommelier “lot of things going on in this wine that we did not experience in the others” “….so layered and intriguing to drink. I think it is…delicious and will be enjoyed by those lucky enough to taste it.” Tracy Ellen Kamens Wine Educator, Writer & Consultant "….The palate was dry with high acidity and flavors of petrol, citrus and a hint of honey lingering in the long finish.”