- Gold - Sommelier Wine Awards 2012
I love the rich, expressive styles you find on Watervale‘s limestones. Stephanie Toole‘s citrus and bay-scented 2011, with its complete, glycerol-rich flavour, is exemplary.
Light straw-green: a complex bouquet, with spice and citrus, then a multilayered palate with vibrant lime juice flavours, backed by slatey minerality.
Lots of flowers and blossom - delicate on the nose, but then a tight, firm line on the palate. Dry, not too acidic, but does need food, as all good Riesling should.
What’s great about this stunning 2011 from Mount Horrocks is that it’s gorgeous as an aperitif. It’s fragrant as anything, with ginger blossom, some lime-juice freshness and tang with sherbet-like acidity. Despite all this, it’s gentle and lingering, with a long, dry finish. It’s an immensely pleasurable drink.
Delivers intense, citrus-flavoured fruit backed by a wonderful, chalky acidity.
Very well-mannered dry Riesling for food... Just the ticket and great balance.
Lemon rind and mineral with hints of grapefruit. Full body, with lovely intensity of fruit and bright acidity. Stylish. Drink now. Screw cap.
This is an entrancingly fragrant wine with a really engaging nose: lemon citrus, lime blossom and fragrant bath powder. The palate’s elegant, taut and precise, showing compact linear shape that holds impressive concentration and length. A convincing wine in every respect, with lovely acid tang to close.
No short sprinter, this is a marathon runner that always stands out for its searingly structured acidity and fruit profile to go the distance. Beautifully clean and precise, it’s accented with lemon and lime, this year with a touch of red apple richness.
Simultaneously delicate and intense, this brightly etched Riesling firmly puts the accent on Watervale’s subtly musky, lingering rose petal perfume. Lovely length and spine tingling line. Super fine.