Classic Clare Valley Riesling
John Vickery is the acknowledged old master of Riesling in Australia, with an illustrious career spanning over fifty years, culminating in the extraordinary awards tally of fifty Trophies and four hundred Gold Medals.
Vickery wines are made in collaboration with talented winemaker and family friend Philip Lehmann, so that John’s winemaking methods and knowledge will be preserved and passed on for generations to come, for the benefit of all lovers of classic Australian Riesling.
The inaugural release of Vickery Watervale Riesling from the 2014 vintage, is the culmination of these awards and experience, in a wine that for the first time, has been bottled under his name, to his exacting standards.
This Eden Valley Riesling lies at an altitude of approximately 500 meters, typically producing a more delicate Riesling that tends to display more rose petal, green apple and spice characteristics with mineral acidity.
I can’t be dealing with typing the EVR 153 ZMR code into the title, even though I just typed it into the introduction. There’s enough cryptic stuff in the world already, what with the million passwords you need to get through life. Gosh, I’m starting to sound old…get off my lawn!
Textbook Eden Valley Riesling. It’s mineral with a subtle lavender perfume, spice, grapefruit and lime. Clean and direct, pure acidity and visions of mineral water flowing over stones, if you take my meaning. The finish is clean, crunchy and very long. Beautiful wine. Dead set bargain.
You could even twist my arm to rate it one point higher, maybe.Rated : 94 Points Winefront.com.au
"EVR 153 ZMR. From 15-17yo low yielding vines from the Zander, Mason and Riley Vineyards, each parcel fermented separately in stainless steel before final selection and blending. Gleaming straw-green; classic young Eden Valley riesling, its citrus aromas and flavours on the midpoint between lime and lemon, the acidity flowing calmly on in the wake of the fruit, purity the watchword."
96 Points James Halliday