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||Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Sydney Royal Wine Show||2014||55||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Royal Hobart Wine Show||2013||36||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2014||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Riesling||2013||Royal Melbourne Wine Show||2013||12||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.