Liz Heidenreich has struck out on her own having completed some 14-odd years at the landmark Clare Valley producer Sevenhill. These debut releases are built around the ‘classic Clare/bold Barossa’ motif. I like that Heidenreich’s back history includes nursing (for 15-or-so years before realising her family destiny) and making wine in Portugal for Cliff Richard’s brand. Meanwhile, here’s a wine born from ‘getting one’s eye in’, a pitch perfect regional rendition of the white benchmark variety.
It’s laser-like and refreshing, zesty and pure, an energetic, steel-doused-in-lemon-juice kind of feel. Perfume is evocatively floral and citrusy in equal measure, and, again, a steely note shimmers in the bouquet. The finish is long, squeaky and high-acid mouth-watering to seal the deal. No hair out of place. Right on. 94pts MIKE BENNIE, www.winefront.com.au
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