Wine Front 93 points. Riesling fanciers should have Clonakilla’s on their radars already, but for the uninitiated this is a great introduction from 2016 – mineral-charged, tangy, succulent. It’s a very consistent wine, I reckon. Perhaps a slightly more zesty year in acid, is the only quiet shift. Good for refreshment factor.Pretty as. Fresh, flirty. Effortless drinking here, with a high quality feel. Zips along on piercing acidity that drills a zingy hole through the juicy, cool, limey fruit character found in the wine. Aromas are floral, citrussy, lime and kaffir lime leaf, ginger scented, faintly yeasty. Pretty as. Fresh, flirty,...
97 Points – James Halliday Best in Variety – 2017 Halliday Wine Companion 97 Points – Campbell Mattinson Gold – Qantas Wine Show Gold – Perth Royal Wine Show Produced from mature vines in a region originally selected for this variety, Forest Hill’s Block 1 Riesling has gained world-wide recognition and support. The grapes from Block 1 result in wines of outstanding varietal flavours, true to Mount Barker. Fermented with wild yeasts to add palate richness and complexity while softening the vibrant, crisp natural acidity, the Forest Hill Rieslings are enhanced by a long, lingering, often flinty finish, ensuring wonderful graceful...
James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion, 1st November 2017 So all you do is stop the fermentation, leaving a dialled-cup number of g/l of residual sugar? No, this is truly rocket science precision to all the measurable components of the fermenting juice which is in turn of the highest quality. Then you are able to make a divine nectar of this not quite dry, not quite sweet wine. Its circle of pure riesling flavours run alongside mouthwatering acidity. In its style, it is perfection. 97 Points.
James Halliday ‘Halliday Wine Companion’ Jun-Jul 2016 The floral bouquet is still to fully open its wings and fly, but the palate makes you spring to attention… As you come back again and again, the purity and balance of the flavours shine even more brightly, the length and balance immaculate, lime, lemon and a hint of apple exactly pitched. It is a finer wine than the joyous Springvale. 97 Points. Tyson Stelzer ‘WBM Trade’ November/December 2015 Delicacy, grace and understated character define an exceptionally pure and pristine Polish Hill whose greatness is declared as much by what it is not as what it is. Mouth-enveloping...
~ Buy Six and Pay $55 net~ Mix-n-match is fine. "As always, made using free-run juice, and fermented with a neutral cultured yeast, placing all the focus on the expression of variety and place. The bouquet is gloriously floral with sweet lemon blossom aromas, the palate with diamond-cut purity and clarity. Natural acidity is part of the DNA of this classic wine, underlining its spring day freshness." JH 97 Wine Companion Aug 2016
"This is a ravishing riesling of the highest order, X-factor multiplied. Throw up any part (flesh, juice, skin, pith) of lime or lemons of any kind, add ethereal acidity and marvel at the elegance and length of the palate. Jeffrey Grosset is the undisputed king of the Clare Valley." James Halliday Wine Companion 98/100 September 2017
Jeremy Oliver ‘Jeremyoliver.com’ November 2015 Reminiscent of some of the Polish Hills of yesteryear, this tightly focused and deeply layered riesling reveals a piercingly fragrant bouquet of lime juice, lavender, white peach, pear and apple underpinned by suggestions of chalk dust and tropical fruit. It’s mouth-wateringly flavoured with layers of fruit and chalkiness, coating the palate towards its trim, taut and almost bone-dry finish of searingly fresh, nervy citrusy acids. Wonderfully balanced and complete – a true long-term style of purity and texture. 97 Points. Tim White ‘AFR Weekend’ November 22-23 2015 Deep and intense:...
~ Buy Six and Pay $46 each~ Grosset Springvale Riesling 2017 Awards: Langton Classification VI: Rated ‘Outstanding’ Wine Ark: one of Australia’s ‘Five Most Collected White Wines’ Reviews: Toni Paterson, The Real Review, 6th October 2017 Exquisite, pure citrus aromas. The palate is wildly intense with perfectly integrated acidity and palate softness. There is a pleasing tang at the front, followed by a focused, gently textural, sweet-lemon middle. The mineral core running through the wine is simply captivating. Magic. 96 Points.
TROPHY - Best Exhibition Section Dry Riesling 2015 Vintage, Clare Valley Wine Show 2016 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Low-yielding, hand-picked vines from Watervale provide the fruit here and dictate the style you might say. This is Clare riesling in a stern frame of mind. The bouquet is all about lemon and grapefruit rather than blossom and talc, the palate is austere and minerally. Slatey acidity is the backbone and the lasting impression on the finish. Lock it up in the cellar and hide the key." 93 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Lime, light talc-like perfume, almost vanilla florals, and lemon butter. It’s...
Pale straw green in colour, Apple and lime juice with a smidge of spice. Well balanced and refreshing, finishes fresh, precise & crisp. It is the perfect wine to pair with seafood, cheese and chicken. It's works beautifully with Asian flavours and will certainly stand up to spicier foods. It's a great example of Coonawarra style Riesling. Winemaker: Bruce Gregory.
James Halliday 95 points. A top class riesling at an extrarodinarily reasonable price. COLOUR Pale straw with steely green tinges BOUQUET Delicately perfumed with a hint of musk and bath salts. PALATE Textured with orange rind, lemon, lime and spice. Delicate with crisp natural acidity and balanced finish. FOOD MATCH A perfect accompaniment to oysters natural. CELLARING POTENTIAL This wine is ready to drink now as a young, vibrant Riesling. You will be rewarded by careful cellaring for decades to come.
Wine Front 91. Light straw-green; all the cliches: classic, pure, etc, can be legitimately used for this beautifully balanced mouthful of lime, lemon and citrus zest, underwritten by minerally acidity. WINEMAKERS Nick Walker, David O'Leary COLOUR Pale straw in colour with a green tinge. BOUQUET Lime with hints of lemon and fennel. PALATE A wine of great fruit purity. Intense varietal citrus, refreshing acidity and beautifully balanced. FOOD MATCH Enjoy with Port Lincoln pan seared tuna. CELLARING POTENTIAL Up to 15 years. WINEMAKERS NOTES Minimal winemaker impact. Pure, vineyard defined wine.
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