2017 Clonakilla Riesling
Brilliant pale straw colour with a slight tinge of green to the edges and a watery hue. Aromas of lime juice, green apple and lemon dominate the nose with faint honeysuckle, orange blossom and talc notes also present. Mouth watering flavours of lime juice and green apple flavours fill the palate with underlying orange blossom, talc and citrusy mineral elements. Finishes dry with spine tingling acidity and a long lime, green apple, citrus, orange blossom, wet steel and mineral aftertaste.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Reinforces the truth that newly born riesling of high quality can speak as an adult, the grainy acidity of the palate one mode of communication, the depth of the citrus fruit another, filling in the gaps where needed. But none of this is intended to suggest there is any premature ageing - there is none, and the wine has a sure 15-year future etched in stone. Drink by 2032.
James Halliday – Australian Wine Companion