Hedonistic and tightly focussed, this exceptionally balanced wine displays lemon, lime and a seamless spine of natural acidity leading to a finish of extraordinary length.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.
This wine originally looked quite closed and shy but now after some bottle age, is starting to evolve and flourish. Lime, citrus and subtle tropical fruit are emerging with piercing intensity and the smallest hint of toast. A fragrant back ground aroma of ginger and spice is also evident.
The wine has substantial palate weight, showing great depth and generosity of flavour. The palate is zesty with citrus flavours carrying throughout and then long after the wine has left the mouth. The structure is rich, full and long but the finish is soft and elegant.
The wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2017, possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||0.5 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2007||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2011||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2007||Royal Adelaide Wine Show||2008||32.0||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2007||Royal Hobart Wine Show||2008||32||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2007||Perth Royal Wine Show||2011||19||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2007||Monde Selections International Wine Contest||2012||Gold|
Reviews for 0
Illawarra Mercury, February 2011
Food & Wine - Drops
A super Clare Valley riesling with a pedigree that will see it cellar for at least another 15 years. It's still extremely fresh and vibrant with lemon and lime fruit flavours, a hint of spice, a zippy acidic backbone and a crisp, dry finish.
Lindsay Saunders, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, July 2011
The Plonk Test
Wakefield Wines' flagship riesling picked up Double Gold at the(San Fransisco) show and it turns out those Yanks had it right. Sourced from a single vineyard on the family's estate, there's subtle citrus and tropical fruit with a zesty palate to match. This riesling sang like a bird. Delicious.
Winestate, August 2012
Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
Reserved, toasty bouquet and nice toasty development obvious on the palate and good acid backbone.
Patrick Haddock, Wining Pom, May 2013
In bottle since December 07 and displaying all the hallmarks of aged Clare Riesling, less kerosene more toast. ItÆs got a sense of lemon butter on brioche, some bath salts too. Good weight and feel and still primed with citrus and a good dose of spice. ItÆs structured and has good intensity with incredible length and poise. Would love to see this with food of the fishy kind.