NZ & Australia Riesling Panel Tasting
Lime, lemon peel and spicy kaffir lime leaves on the nose - classic! Very tight-knit palate with thrusting acidity and juicy, citrus, peach and lanolin complexity. It‘s dry but has a palate richness and concentration. Intense.
Crunchy mouth-filling fruit. Pure, minerally finish. Very juicy and satisfying.
Marvellously chiselled with minerals.
The wine is typically fresh and minerally with lemon curd, lime and camomile aromas, with richness, volume and indelible mouth-watering acidity. As the wine ages it develops more lime intensity and beautiful honey, toast complexity. Previously released as Watervale Riesling, the Springvale moniker emphasises its single-vineyard origins.
Bright straw-green; a generous bouquet and palate, with ripe citrus and tropical aromas and flavours; impeccable line, length and balance. Offers much now, yet more in the future.
This leads on nose and palate with a seamless and prolonged delivery of mouthwatering lime and grapefruit, perfumed lime blossom and chalk dust, which adds a textural “spine.” As you’d expect from Grosset it’s possessed of crystalline purity and precision, making for a long, controlled, seemingly endless finish with breathtaking fluidity. Broachable if intensely primary and youthful at this stage, with plenty in reserve.
Fresh lemon / lime aromas with some lemongrass, crushed stones, lime leaves, coriander seed and a whiff of honeysuckle. Medium-bodied, dry and with crisp acidity, the palate is understandably tight and tense at this youthful stage yet displaying great concentration and a long chalky finish.
If you didn't already know that Jeffrey Grosset is arguably Australia's best maker of Riesling, you will when you taste this young but dangerously moreish Riesling which combines the citrusy-crisp virtues of lemon and lime tanginess with an elegantly dry zesty finish.