2019 Vickery The V Reserve Eden Valley Zander Quarry Block Riesling
Brilliant very pale straw colour with distinct highlights of green around the edges and a watery hue. Intense lime and lemon butter like scents intermix with oily toast, citrus and subtle kerosene notes. Concentrated lime and lemon fruits are the flavour drivers and show plenty of textural volume across the palate. Lingering underneath are some oily kerosene like characters, toast and flint. Finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long generous aftertaste.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Riesling sourced from the Zander family's Quarry block, which sits at 450m elevation in the Eden Valley growing area of Flaxman Valley. Straw in the glass with aromas of Bickford’s lime cordial, green apple, drying hay, marzipan, crushed quartz, pressed white flowers and river stone. Just beginning to take on some toasty characters and finishing long, complex and dry with a savoury, flinty exit. Lovely drinking. Drink by 2030.
Dave Brookes – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
As much as I enjoyed their Watervale Reserve, I love this even more. A small parcel of fruit from the Zander Quarry vineyard was put aside to make their Reserve. The extra ageing potential it offered set it apart from the rest of the fruit. Hence, it was given an extra two years in the cellar by the team prior to release but will benefit from plenty more. A vibrant green/gold. This is a glorious Riesling nose. Spices, lemon sherbet notes, limes, florals. Just gorgeous, fine and focused with excellent length and crunchy acidity before lingering beautifully on the finish. A really good Riesling, thrilling now, but even better with another decade under its belt. As would be easy to imagine, at the end of a tasting session, there are plenty of wines from which one can select for a glass that evening. This was an easy choice. Drink 2022-2032.
Ken Gargett – WinePilot.com