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.
The wine displays zesty lemon and lime aromas along with faint orange blossom and talc.
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.
Under ideal conditions this wine should cellar well to 2029, possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||0.13 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||China Wine & Spirits Awards||2014||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Royal Hobart Wine Show||2013||36||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Sydney Royal Wine Show||2014||55||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Royal Melbourne Wine Show||2013||12||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition||2014||Gold|
Reviews for 0
Illawarra Mercury, October 2013
The pinnacle of WakefieldÆ riesling portfolio. Aromatic and elegant, crunchy green apple, lemon and lime, tangy acidity and a crisp, clean finish. Stick a few bottles in the cellar because the best years are yet to come with this wonderful white.
Des Houghton, Courier Mail, November 2013
The 2013 St Andrews riesling ($40) is a highbrow offering. It's a tight and restrained wine with lemon and lime aromas along with faint orange blossom. A slate - like minerality across the mid - palate is backed up by a persistent and refreshing lime acid finish.
Selector Magazine, February 2014
The St Andrews range is only released in the finest vintages and while 2013 started off looking ordinary, it blossomed into a stellar year. Bright lemon and lime aromas lift from the glass, while the palate exhibits a very tight lemony fruit core with cruchy acidity, granny smith apple freshness and hints of sherbert, fruit tingles, lemon sorbet and sea spray.
Wine & Spirits Magazine, February 2014
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Springtime scent of apple blossoms introduces this powerful young wine. The malic acidity (think tart apples) tightens around lime and pineapple flavours, while the underlying intensity is in the fragrance. This should begin to show its best six to eight years from the vintage
Glen Frederiksen, Winelines Online, April 2014
A lightly effervescent wine possessing prickly acidity and slate-like minerality. Peach and tangerine aromas dominate the nose, and a floral quality (rosewater) emerges in the mouth after mid-palate, joined by a hint of varietal petroleum. Because of its strong thread of acidity, this wine is well suited for accompanying fresh shellfish.
Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine Magazine, May 2014
screw cap. An elegant, finely flavoured, medium bodied Riesling of exceptional quality. It has green apple, lemon peel, honeysuckle, and honeydew melon aroma/flavors, firm acidity, and a very long finish. [2016-2022]