2018 Vickery The Reserve Castine Hay Shed Block Watervale Riesling
Brilliant pale straw in colour with distinct highlights of green to the edges and a watery hue. Elevated lemon, lime and orange rind scents are welded to hints of bees wax, toast and kerosene. Intense lime and lemon fruits cast a texturally full impression across the palate with orange rind, subtle oily toast like characters and notions of steely mineral lying underneath. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long concentrated aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Already revealing toasty characters of baked ricotta and lime marmalade, as if kissed by the sun. They're adding an extra depth to the wine now, but perhaps without the acid drive to shift it into long-term drinking. That's OK. Make the most of it now. Drink by 2028.
Jane Faulkner – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion