2020 Freycinet Vineyard Riesling - Last Stocks
Established in 1979 by Geoff and Susan Bull, Freycinet was the first commercial winery on the East Coast of Tasmania. Today daughter Lindy and partner Claudio Radenti who both have extensive winemaking experience from their travels around the world carry on the tradition.
Brilliant water like colour with a vibrant green tinged outskirts. Intense lime and citrus scents mingle with mandarin, hints of bees wax, a faint oiliness and flinty mineral notes. Scrumptious lemon and lime fruits create a zippy tension with piercing acidity driving through the wines core. Finishes dry and long with notions of orange rind, wet steel and flinty mineral characters also chiming in. Concludes with great precision and zest.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
Matured in French oak casks with bâtonnage. Tasmania showcases riesling's wonderfully exotic side and its high-tensile endurance, but rarely are these united as effortlessly as this. Low yields made for impressive concentration of star fruit, wild lemon and golden kiwifruit. Honed by gloriously crystalline acidity, it glides with consummate control, precision and endurance. One of the greats, it will live forever. Drink by 2040.
Tyson Stelzer – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion