As is the usual style, there’s a kiss of softness and perfume above juicy lemon/lime flavour, cool crunchy acidity, along with a subtle sweet silkiness, then the twist of lime and waft of bathtime fragrance on a minerally and gently chalky finish of good length. It’s good. It will improve with a little more time in bottle too. Grouse.
93+ points, The Wine Front.
Very light straw hue and a restrained, talcy aroma, which has a juiciness that is beguiling. Lemony acidity. Intense, delicate, finely crafted and tightly-coiled, this is a lovely restrained Riesling of real line and length. And aging potential. Gorgeous.
95 points. huonhooke.com
The Clare ValleyThe Clare Valley is located two hours north of Adelaide in the Mount Lofty ranges. The region was settled by John Horrocks who encouraged his servant James Green to plant the first vines in 1842. Climate in the Clare Valley is continental with hot summers, cold winters and low rainfall that necessitates supplementary irrigation. Soils in the valley are predominantly red brown loams over shale, permitting excellent drainage. Many of the best vineyards are located at higher elevations of 400-500m on sites that take advantage of the cool breezes that funnel up the corrugation of hills from the south. The Clare Valley is renowned for its zesty fruit-pure Rieslings particularly from the sub-regions of Polish Hill and Watervale. The region also produces intense age-worthy sturdy reds from Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.