Estate Label

Riesling 2017

Elegant characters of fresh lime. lemon and subtle tropical fruit. A crisp and refreshing palate that finishes with lively balanced acidity.

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Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, there is a bright, vibrant clarity to the wine. It has a very pale straw colour and subtle green highlights to the edges.
Nose The wine displays lifted fresh and vibrant aromas. Kaffir lime and lemon characters abound, followed by layers of subtle blossom and enticing floral nuances.
Palate The wine displays intense citrus fruit characters of fresh lemon and lime along with hints of orange blossom. An apex of tantalizing acid soars in the mid-palate, balanced by good fruit presence. The finish is crisp and resonates with citrus fruit - hallmarks of a great Clare Valley Riesling.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 12.5
Acid: 9.22
Residual Sugar: 1.5
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2017
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • World Wine Championships Awards BTI
  • Gold
  • 2017
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • The Global Riesling Masters
  • Silver
  • 2017
  • New Zealand Aromatic Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • Michael Rockich, Appellations Ten

    Jul 2021
    91 Points
    This pale gold Riesling displays a note of petrol on the nose at its youthful age, along with a hint of toffee. Intense with complexity on the tangy palate and a faint note of sweetness leading to a lengthy finish.
  • Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com

    Aug 2018
    91 Points
    This is a more appley riesling, showing notes of Williams pears, praline and dried jasmine. Light to medium body, some good fresh acidity and a zesty finish. Drink now.
  • Huon Hooke

    Sep 2017
    90/100
    Light straw-yellow hue and a fried-herb aroma, with a faint whiff of acetate rising above it. The palate is crisp and frisky with liberal acidity and a tinge of austerity. At the same time there is generous flavour in a pleasant lemon and citrus vein, and it lingers well. There's a tickle of sweetness, which is countered by bright acidity. It's a relatively up-front style, but also has further potential.
  • James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2018
    90 Points
    Bright straw-green; classic southern Clare Valley wine, with flavours of citrus of every kind, the acidity balanced, the length good.
  • Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast

    Apr 2019
    90 Points
    This wine starts a little closed, but after some time in glass it opens to reveal attractive aromas of lime, peach, blossoms and a warm stone minerality. The palate is citrusy and dry, but with some fruit weight adding texture. It’s lifted by zippy acidity, and there’s a lemony, floral finish that has you reaching for another sip.
  • MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    Jan 2019
    88 Points
    Lean and crisp, showing oomph to the lime, pear and Meyer lemon flavors, with a mouthwatering finish. From Australia. Drink now.
  • Isaac James Baker, Terroirist

    Nov 2018
    87 Points
    Light yellow color. Lovely notes of peaches, limes, apricot, along with complex floral, honey and chalky notes. Crisp, dry and so zesty on the palate on a light/medium-bodied frame. Pleasantly plump peach meets zesty limes and green apples, and I get notes of crunchy sea salt, honeysuckle, floral perfume. Juicy and fruity but brisk and fresh, too.
  • , Winestate

    Apr 2018
    4 Stars
  • Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2018/19

    Jun 2018
    The colour of this wine is literally colourless. It is so bright and clean and clear it defies belief. This nervy, estate level wine is Clare’s riposte to Eden Valley’s terrific 2017s and it shows that this vintage was a winner in Clare, too. Absurdly affordable and incredibly exciting on the palate, this makes the curvy, juicy 2016s look like fatties, such is the wicked acidity on display here. While the reds suffered in 2017 from the rain it seems like the Rieslings will be the star performers. Lime juice is the driving force here and it is delicately delivered with calm determination.
  • , Winestate

    Jan 2019
    A big ripe fruit driven nose that has a spicy lift and there is genuine varietal intensity to the palate with some early development evolving.