2022 Wickhams Road Riesling
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2022 Wickhams Road Riesling

Upper Goulburn, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$19. 99
$239.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 11.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Brilliant pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges and a watery hue. Intense lime, citrus and orange rind scents blossom out of the glass followed by some orange blossom and wet steel notes. Invigorating lime and lemon fruits race across the palate underscored by precise laser like acidity. Finishes dry and steely with some orange blossom infusions lingering on the long crunchy mineral infused aftertaste which has a tangy feel to it.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 11.5%

Other Reviews....

‘My first attempt at riesling. No idea who to make it so I rang a good mate Tom Barry. Said if you have some old foudre just press it dirty, minimal clarification and ferment it in the old large vat. That’s what we did, sees 12 hours skin contact, then fermented in Austrian foudre’. Pretty much ideal from where I sit! Though I’d probably go to 48 hours skin contact, but hey… anyways, what a coup. From Yea Valley.
Stellar drinking, easy appeal, riesling DNA strong and lots of character and detail on offer. For the acid hounds amongst us, the acidity is super bright. For those seeking textural oomph and grip, that’s there too. For those after perfume, juiciness, a cavalcade of mixed citrus fruit, juice and pith, well, guess what, its also in the mix. It’s quite a bold expression in all this going on. And in that, complex, energetic, wickedly drinkable and generally very clever as a wine. At $20 RRP? Pretty much the best riesling in the country from where I sit. Ludicrous! Drink 2022 - 2030.
94 Points
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front (October 2022)