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St. Andrews

Riesling 2019

Hedonistic and tightly focused, this exceptionally balanced wine displays lemon, lime and a seamless spine of natural acidity leading to a finish of extraordinary length.

Expert Appraisals


  • Andrew Graham , Australian Wine Review

    16 Mar 2021
    93 Points
    ...quality release… intensity of that limey palate makes it a worthy drink whenever – it’s a powerhouse Clare Riesling
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More Information
Previous Vintages 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a very pale green/straw colour with a slight green tinge to the edge.
Nose The wine displays vibrant lime aromas with hints of lemon and faint floral notes.
Vintage Conditions In the growing season leading up to vintage 2019, the Clare Valley experienced quite challenging conditions with winter rainfall well under the long term averages and then periods of frost and hail delivered less than ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. As we progressed into the January ripening period, the challenges continued with extensive periods of hot weather. Thankfully in February the conditions moderated, reflecting a more Mediterranean climate with daytime temperatures far more ideal for ripening. Our winemaking team report that whilst yields are down, good quality exists amongst both the red and white varieties from this vintage.
Oak Maturation Nil
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 12.5
Acid: 9.08
PH: 2.80
Residual Sugar: 0.20
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
Dietary Information: Vegan friendly
  • 2019
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2020
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    Nov 2020
    95 Points
    Clare Valley Riesling comes in all shapes and sizes. There are plenty of winemakers that go for lean and mean, acid-driven styles – fantastic young when accompanying dishes that need a sharp bite of acidity, such as fish and chips, or for refreshment on a hot day. But they can be hard work – like sucking on an unripe lime. This wine is at the other end of the spectrum. It is full-throttle and proudly wears on its sleeve a warm and dry Clare Valley summer. Sure it has plenty of citrus fruit aromas, as all good riesling should, which is accented by some exotic floral blossom and apricot thrown in the mix. It’s then dry and crisp but also rounded and generous with rich fruit and fine balance that drive a long mouth-filling finish. It is big riesling style, and a little bit unusual for the Clare Valley but I like it a lot, and reckon it would be at its best matched with a roast vegetable tart.
  • Mike Bennie, WBM Magazine

    Dec 2020
    93 Points
    The St. Andrews label has long spelled good Riesling, though this release seems to have excelled that bit more. It shows with ripe lemon and lime characters, crisp green apple acidity and faint blackcurrant characters. The texture is racy and feels tart, there’s the faintest confected notes in there and the wine finishes on a minerally, talc-like pucker. Good stuff.
  • Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review

    Mar 2021
    93 Points
    Always my favourite... wine, and this is another quality release. While it’s probably best left alone or 3-4 years, the intensity of that limey palate makes it a worthy drink whenever – it’s a powerhouse Clare Riesling, the citrus compacted in and laced up by tangy, well-handled acidity. My score will look conservative in years to come.
  • Joe Czerwinski, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Feb 2020
    92 Points
    There are 1,000 cases of the excellent 2019 St. Andrews Riesling, which boasts fabulous aromas of limes and green peaches. More concentrated and intense than the Estate Riesling, it's medium-bodied, potent and linear in style, finishing with mouthwatering acids. Depending how mature you like this style of Riesling, drink it anytime over the next decade or so.
  • Tasting Panel,

    Aug 2020
    92 Points
    Yellow straw color. Attractive, inviting aromas and flavors of wet stone, yuzu marmalade, pickled ginger, honey, and geranium with a satiny, vibrant, bone-dry light body and a sleek, elegant, long finish manifesting notes of orange zest, hints of anise, and coriander seed with no oak flavor. A fantastic Riesling with beautifully integrated flavors, singing floral high notes and great ageability.
  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    Sep 2020
    92 points
    It’s an elegant, gently developed riesling with dry lime and cider apple flavours floating amiably through the palate. There’s a gentle spritz to the palate, very gentle, and a slight earthen note too. All in all it works well.
  • Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2020
    91 Points
    Fermented cool to preserve fruit and freshness, this is archetypal. A light mid-weight. Dry. Very. Lemon sherbet, Granny Smith apple and quince notes careen along talcy acid rails, punctuated with a riff of tonic and quinine bitterness at the tail.
  • Stuart Knox, The Real Review

    Mar 2021
    90 Points
    Pale lemon colour. A nose of broken chalk and homestyle lemonade. The palate is all lemon sherbet and chalk. Ultra-tight and focused. Goes long in a very narrow beam. Time should help it loosen and broaden its shoulders.
  • Simon Hughes (Max Crus), The Daily Examiner, Border Mail

    Sep 2020
    Clear mountain air deserves a clear mountian riesling, or a crisp valley riesling if you haven't got one of them.