"Another great release of this interesting expression of Australian riesling. Why so few Australian producers use oak with riesling when there’s a ‘tradition’ of such is quite a curious thing, but you could also say has helped define a genre of sorts Down Under.
Loaded with perfume and flavour, deeply textural, exquisite in drinkability. What’s not to like here? Scents of ripe citrus, green apple, faint cashew, whiff of musk. The palate is quietly powerful, exceptionally long, concentrated in fruit character and whooshes into the distance with freshness and detail hand-in-hand. Riesling fanciers are well served here and should be rewarded by inherent complexity of the wine. Superb expression.” 95pts MIKE BENNIE, www.winefont.com.au
“Vines planted in ’78 and ’98, 4-6 hours on skins before pressing, wild-fermented in a 5-year-old foudre, 10 weeks on lees. Made with more than a passing nod to the Rheingau but doesn’t forget its place or the exotic vinification. Indeed to achieve the lime juice lusciousness and complexity of this wine the Rheingau would have to be in Kabinett territory.” 96pts JAMES HALLIDAY.