Classic Eden Valley Riesling
The 2014 started well with high soil moisture levels before very dry and clear conditions resulted in warm days and cold nights. A series of frosts significantly reduced yields and the pattern of hot and cold continued through summer. Bush fires in the Eden Valley were well of the east of the vineyards and did have an impact. Late Autumn rains slowed down the vintage but a small yield of fruit was harvested without incident. When the dust settled in a challenging year, the white wines were elegant and well balanced with excellent aromatics and acidity.
Pale, almost clear, with vivid green highlights. The nose is very fresh and floral with notes of citrus fruit and bath powder. The palate is tightly wound with a long fine acid line and a dry, crunchy finish. Delicate lemon and citrus flavours provide an indication of the future profile of this wine with careful cellaring.
"This is Black Label, which we all know means high quality and top shelf, even though it does not come in sealed plastic bag…
Slight fenugreek reduction, lime juice, white flowers and bashed rocks (or something like that). Light, tight and lime juicy, with grippy flinty texture and a particularly good finish that’s well focussed and grapefruity.
Excellent wine. A classic mouth-watering Eden." 94 points Winefront.com.au