2023 Penna Lane Watervale Riesling
Brilliant water like colour with highlights of green around the outskirts. Intense lime and lemon scents are trailed by some Granny Smith apple, chalky talc and steely mineral notes. Mouth watering lemon and lime fruits are delivered with terrific concentration. Searingly crisp acidity with Granny Smith apple, wet steel and flinty mineral elements lingering underneath. Zingy feel finishing dry, long and steely.
Drink over the next 6-8 years.
From the Koerner family's Gullyview vineyard. Notable for its concentration of flavour, a big tick to start, freshness and general sense of vitality. It feels like a lot is going on in its compact textural space, with juicy red apples, ginger, green mango, quince and lime. Fresh as can be, frisky and yet a quiet savouriness under it all lending some charisma and counterbalance to the zing of that tangy acid. Immediately likeable, is the message, and a strong and distinct regional character, too. A winner. Drink by 2035.
Mike Bennie – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion
Gullyview Vineyard, Leasingham.
Pear and perfume, lime, fennel and spice. Here’s a riper and rounder expression of Clare Riesling, though it still has a bit of crunch and energy, fine powdery texture, a bit nutty, with green apple and ginger flavour, and a long and dusty finish. Very nice. A heap of interest.
Gary Walsh – The Wine Front