2023 Vickery Watervale Riesling
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2023 Vickery Watervale Riesling

Clare Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$18. 99
$227.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

John Vickery was a legend of the Australian wine industry and is widely acknowledged as the old master of Riesling. His illustrious career spaned over 50 years at the likes of Leo Buring and Richmond Grove during which time he amassed more than 50 Trophies and over 400 gold medals. He was also responsible for the re-introduction of screw caps with his 1998 Richmond Grove Watervale Riesling.

A mouth watering explosion of lime and citrus fruit.

A sub regional blend sourced from Vickery’s dedicated growers. Brilliant water like to very pale straw colour with greenish tinged edges. Soaring from the glass are intense lime, citrus and orange rind aromas which are trailed by some distinct talc, green apple and chalky mineral notes. The palate is a mouth watering explosion of lime and citrus fruit which combines textural volume with serious power. Some green apple, orange rind, chalky talc and mineral characters also chime in. Superb concentration together with crisp acidity form a dry, expansive and searingly scrumptious finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 12%

Other Reviews.....
Tasted from a special magnum commemorating the 10th anniversary of this sub-regional release. The fruit is from several vineyard sources, with some of the material dating back to plantings from 1975. Quintessential Clare Valley riffs on Rose’s lime juice, quince paste, tonic, preserved lemon rind, wild fennel and gardenias. Dry and medium-bodied by virtue of the sheer extract and density of the mouthfeel. Yet despite the dryness, there is nothing hard. Tactile and impressively juicy across a tenacious finish. Impressive. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 points