Clonakilla Riesling 2021

$32.00

Winemaker Tim Kirk’s notes – “After the smoke-ravaged 2020 vintage the 2021 season came as a blessing with regular falls of rain and cool conditions just perfect for Riesling. The long ripening window has given us fine, detailed fruit characters and enabled plenty of fresh natural acid retention in the wines.

Drink now for its razor fine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age.”

 

 

“One of Australia’s finest rieslings; a benchmark riesling for me. Loads of floral perfume, preserved lemon, pretty talc scents, a bit of warm river pebble, lime juice. Delicate in the palate, more lime juice here, tart and with great energy, crispness, cool herbal notes, some chalky pucker and endless mouth-watering length.

Tightly wound but slightly juicy, if you get the drift. Beautiful expression, high toned saline mineral acidity, refreshing now to the max, will last a generation”

96 Points –  Mike Bennie (The Wine Front).

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