St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Riesling 2010

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Region: Clare Valley
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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.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a very pale straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.

Wine Bouquet
The wine displays zesty lemon and lime aromas along with faint orange blossom and talc.

Wine Palate
This particular Clare Riesling is still tight and restrained with a linear focus to the palate and purity of fruit flavours. There are lashings of fresh lemon/lime juice characters up front and a slate-like minerality across the mid-palate. It is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime acid finish.

Cellaring Notes
Under ideal conditions this wine should cellar well to 2025, possibly longer.
Acidity: 7.39 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13%
PH: 2.95
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.81 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Riesling 2010 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2012 5 Gold
St. Andrews Riesling 2010 Japan Wine Challenge 2012 Gold
St. Andrews Riesling 2010 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2011 14 Gold

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  • Riesling
    St. Andrews Riesling 20103.5 stars

    Geoff Cowey, Lousia Rose, Peter Simic., Winestate, December 2010

    Riesling
    Pretty wine with gentle, perfumed nose and juicy, citrus palate with racy acid balance. Good cellaring candidate. 5+ years

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 201091/100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2010


    2010 Wakefield St Andrews Riesling offers pronounced yeasty / honeyed notes with nuances of peach blossom, grapefruit and jasmine. Light to medium bodied and dry with high acidity, it gives layers of honey and citrus flavors and a long finish. It is appealingly primary now but should age nicely, drinking to 2022+.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 201091/100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2010


    2010 St Andrews Single Vineyard Release Riesling displays pronounced aromas of ripe apple and pears with nuances of jasmine and peach blossoms. Dry with a medium body, crisp acid and good concentration, it gives a long stone-fruit laced finish. Approachable now, it should continue to evolve and cellar to 2022+.

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  • Windsors Choice
    St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Windsor Dobbin, Blog, December 2010

    Windsors Choice
    To paraphrase the old Kenny Rogers song: ""You've got to know when to hold 'em; know when to drink 'em."" And that's where you are likely to run into trouble with this wine. The top-of-the-range Wakefield riesling is a delightful drink in its youth with attractive floral aromas and pristine fruit with citrus nuances. The trouble is, though, that this is also a wine that cellars superbly. A recent tasting of the still youthful but brilliantly maturing 2007 vintage confirmed its potential over the next decade. The best solution: Buy at least two bottles. Enjoy one and put one away.

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  • Wine - Three of the Best
    St. Andrews Riesling 201088/100

    Peter Chapman, Coffs Coast Advocate, January 2011

    Wine - Three of the Best
    Released as one of their premium new offerings this is a wine that will grow in stature. Intense aromas of orange blossom and citrus If you can afford to put it down for a year or two you'll enjoy it even more.

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  • Spotlight on Riesling
    St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Virgin Blue Voyeur Magazine, February 2011

    Spotlight on Riesling
    This summer it's Riesling's turn to shine and no one is doing a better, zestier wine than Wakefield. The winery has released the 2007 and 2010 vintages of it's outstanding St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling at the same time because the 2010 vintage is so remarkable

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  • Recent Tastings
    St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Destination Food, March 2011

    Recent Tastings
    Wakefield St Andrews Riesling 2010 is a true labour of love that is hand-crafted from individually selected parcels of fruit that are grown on the familyÆs estate vineyards. This particular Clare Valley Riesling is still tight and restrained with a linear focus to the palate and purity of fruit flavours. There are lashings of fresh lemon/lime juice characters up front and a slate-like minerality across the mid-palate. It is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime acid. This wine is a winner and is definitely one that all Riesling aficionados will enjoy.

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  • Wine - Three of the Best
    St. Andrews Riesling 20105 stars

    Winestate, March 2011

    Wine - Three of the Best
    Delightfully delicate, green wine with lifted, spicy lime aromatics and a soft, citrus-driven palate with excellent flavour intensity and nice touch of spice. Excellent acid structure. Will develop well.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Katrina Holden, Drinks Trade, March 2011


    In a first for Wakefield, the brand has released their flagship St Andrews Riesling 2010 alongside their 2007 vintage. St Andrews wines are normally released with a few years bottle age, but as chief winemaker Adam Eggins said: ""2010 is one of the best vintages of the past 10 years and we wanted to show the world just how good it is now. The 2010 Wakefield St Andrew Riesling displays lime and orange citrus with floral aromatics, good acid backbone and considerable length - no doubt destined to develop its full personality over the next 15 years.

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  • Fresh Wine and Beer
    St. Andrews Riesling 20102 stars

    Ray Jordan and Vic Crossland, National Liquor News, April 2011

    Fresh Wine and Beer
    Long and steely palate with hints of lemon. Very well balanced, but needs more time in the bottle to integrate.

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  • Top 100 Wines - Wakefield
    St. Andrews Riesling 201093 points

    Rob Geddes, The Australian Wine Vintages 2012 Gold Book, July 2011

    Top 100 Wines - Wakefield
    The winemakers choose the most concentrated vintages with the best balance for this label and give them extra special handling. They show the remarkable flavour changes and the softening texture riesling is capable. Riper end of the riesling spectrum with balance and intensity.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 201093/100

    Australian Wine Annual, November 2011


    Rich, round and unctuous, this heady, floral and spicy riesling delivers intense, bright and punchy aromas of lemon, lime and apple before a luscious, juicy palate of smoothness, length and almost a fatty viscosity, It finishes with crisp acids, and lingering notes of pear and peach.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Wining Pom, February 2012


    Remains one of the great single sites in the Clare showing a lovely fruit purity. Upfront it smells of zesty lemon and limes with a mineral aspect, like damp paving stones. A stellar line of citrus on the palate with a piercing lime cordial intensity and tantalising spice. Beautifully persistent on the finish and still a veritable bairn. One for the cellar.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    Mount Barker Courier, March 2012


    Wakefield St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling 2010 is its flagship wine. Of greenish hue, with hints of talc on the floral bouquet, it is at once dry and tangy with a luscious, smooth palate finishing fresh and crisp. One of the great wines of Australia.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 2010

    National Liquor News, May 2012


    Big, rich and firm with complex acids. A complex and mature riesling with obvious age.

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  • Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    St. Andrews Riesling 20104 stars

    Winestate, August 2012

    Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
    Great focus and generosity of lime-like varietal fruit on both the nose and the palate. Has a lifted nose and big, lively flavours.

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  • Imported New Releases
    St. Andrews Riesling 201092

    Wine & Spirits Magazine, February 2014

    Imported New Releases
    The Taylors were wine merchants in Sydney when they purchased 440 acres on the Wakefield River in 1969 and set out to plant vines. St Andrews represents their top selection of estate riesling, the wine settled deep into its apple flavours, accessible now if have oysters to tame its powerful acidity. Otherwise, it's gripping, bright and salty in its mineral notes, waiting to show itself more completely with bottle age.

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  • St. Andrews Riesling 201091

    Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, March 2014


    Riesling Clare Valley St. Andrews Single Vineyard Release 2010 Light and tangy, with an acidic bite to the green apple and lime flavors. A hint of anise enlivens the long finish. Drink now through 2020.ùH.S.

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