Hedonistic and tightly focussed, this exceptionally balanced wine displays lemon, lime and a seamless spine of natural acidity leading to a finish of extraordinary length.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.
This is a tight, restrained yet quite potent Riesling with zesty lime and the smell of fresh citrus. Faint hints of tropical fruit are evident. At release, the aroma is still quite closed like a tightly knitted ball however I feel it will open graciously with time.
The palate is quite powerful and rich which bodes well for its future, although again, at release it is still tight and restrained yet with a substantial presence across the palate. Superior examples of Clare Riesling often have a generous mid palate and this does which is backed up by a persistent and steely finish.
Evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2019 possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||0.91 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2009||Monde Selections International Wine Contest||2012||Gold|
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Winestate, August 2012
Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
Lovely toasty development on the nose with typical kero-Iike notes. Excellent rounded flavours with plenty of length and freshness. A classic style.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015, January 2014
First tasted over 2 years ago when it was halfway to maturity, and has fulfilled the promise it then had, it offers and impressive array of citrus and lightly browned toast, with a latticework of acidity to hold the palate together for many years yet. Screwcap 12.5% alc