Estate Label

Riesling 2018

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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Previous Vintages 2017
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
Acid: 8.34
Residual Sugar: 1.91
Wine Type: White
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2022
  • Sakura Japan Women's Wine Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2019
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • New Zealand International Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • The Global Riesling Masters
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Clare Valley Regional Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • New World Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • David Bicknell, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2019
    90 points
    Full-ish straw colour with green hues. There's a richness and density here. Grilled lime and preserved lemon, almost into white stone fruit. This carries over onto the palate, with sweetened lime plus spine of lemon citrus acidity to take it all home. Generous and flavoursome.
  • Christina Pickard, Wine Enthusiast

    Oct 2019
    90 Points
    This bone dry Clare Valley gem is a tasty and affordable example of the variety the region most excels at. It delivers a delicate and fragrant nose of lime, apples, white spice, fresh lavender and a touch of honey. Its mouthwatering acidity and crunchy, juicy citrus fruit balances a chalky texture. It’s one for the inner acid hound in all of us. Seaview Imports.
  • Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review

    May 2019
    89 Points
    Already toasty and forward, lots of lime juice but surprising in its width and toast. Great acidity and long, if a little broad through the middle. Still good quality for such widespread availability. Best drinking: Now.
  • MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    Jan 2019
    88 Points
    Mouthwatering ruby grapefruit, Key lime and lemon zest notes are sleek and refreshing, with plenty of intensity on the finish. Drink now.
  • Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine

    Aug 2019
    5 stars
    Both wines have screw cap closures, and both are exceptional values. The dry Riesling is crisp, medium full bodied, and very distinct in character (pear, lime, pineapple, honeysuckle, tangerine), with a long evolution on the palate, and a zesty finish. Warrants further aging.
  • John Fordham, Sunday Telegraph

    Apr 2019
    The Taylor family originally invested in the Clare Valley to craft world-class reds. This it has most assuredly done, but along the way another gem surfaced — riesling. This wine has all the gears: lime-lemon flavour intensity, sharpness, mineral notes and lingering mouthfeel right through to the finish.
  • Matthew Jukes, 100 Best Australian Wines 2019/20

    May 2019
    2018 Estate Riesling is a huge success with its less juicy and forward aromatics than the 2017 and more reserve, grip and potential. It is a slimmer, racier and more challenging model and that makes it an even more ‘Jukesy-style’ wine!