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 96 points and Special Value Star. Bright pale straw with green hues. Lifted aromas of lemon and lime zest, red current spice and apple blossom. The palate is racy with citrus juice flavours and lingering minerality. Driven yet full and balanced.
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.
"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
~ 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.
95 Points 1940s vines. Textural, powerful, persistent. Lime juice and crystals, talc and spice, mineral. A hint of orange blossom. A trace of fruit sweetness. It’s pretty and it’s purposeful and it feels soft as it extends along your tongue. A treat of a wine. Halliday Wine Companion.
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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