The 2016 Riesling is made from fruit selected from four Canberra District vineyards. Near perfect growing conditions produced ripe well balanced grapes. Whole bunch pressed and cool fermented it shows aromatics of white flowers, apple blossom and citrus. The palette is generous with a powerful mix of Granny Smith apple and freshly squeezed lime. The mouth-watering natural acidity leads to a pristine palate of balance and length.
Trophy, Best Riesling, Gold & NSW Top 40 Wines - 2012 New South Wales Wine Awards.
Pale, bright straw green, the highly fragrant and floral bouquet leads into a pulsating, vibrant palate with lime, lemon and Granny Smith apple flavours. I enjoy the acidity that is part and parcel of many '11 rieslings, and is here... 95 Points, Drink: To 2026' James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Magazine Oct/Nov 2012
Very green, talc and florals nose with a whisper of sugar. Very dry but juicy green juice palate. Not unripe but genuinely very tight. Great line through the finish with the sugar giving generosity. Would probably be a hard wine without the sugar but here it looksbalanced and very pure. A lovely Riesling with detail and style. 93 Points, Australian Wine Review- August 25th
Bright, crystal clear colour with faint, lifted floral aromatics and a swathe of limey perfume. Very delicate and linear with near brittle acidity – it feels ultra fresh and fine, lip-smackingly refreshing and brings out a prickle of sweat on your cheeks. An alpine coolness, green apples then dry with a shattered-glass tang in the finish. All angles, but the good kind, not overblowing the intensity and acidity. Canberra District throwing down the gauntlet to other riesling producing regions, again… 93 Points, Drink: 2011-2018+' Mike Bennie, Winefront August 2011
Made from Canberra District grapes, the bouquet is still asleep, the palate anything but, with its unsweetened lemon and lime juice flavours underpinned by minerality. Australian rieslings from the right regions are of world class. 94 Points, Drink: To 2025' James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2012
This small-batch riesling starts out all floral, then some fresh herbs, building sherbet-like lemon and lime citrus-fruit aromas, some spice, and fine crushed rocks - steely. The palate's solid and delivers both flavour and texture, aiming lemon and grapefruit flavours straight down the middle. Unwavering, long, dry and elemental. 93 Points, Drink: To 2016 ' Nick Stock, Sydney Morning Hearld Good Wine Guide 2011
Trophy, Best Boutique White Wine of Show: 2009 NSW Small Winemakers Show
Trophy, Best Dry White Table Wine, Riesling: 2009 NSW Small Winemakers Show
Top Gold: 2009 NSW Small Winemakers Show
'94/100 - Utterly delicious young riesling, in a citrus scented style, with a note of cumquat. There's lemon essence and lemon butter also. It's delicate yet intense, subtly juicy and very vibrant, at the same time displaying softness and great drinkability. '
Huon Hooke, Gourmet Traveller Wine, December 2009.
'94/100 - Pretty to smell – lilies, vanilla, apple and lime and sort of crunchy to taste with pert acidity that’s also soft and balanced. It has slight chalkiness too which makes it seem firm yet fair. Lime and vanilla prettiness to close on the finish – and thus the symmetry is kept. Hmmmm. Very good. Lovely fruit. Deft winemaking. Top wine. Unsure of cellaring but why wait ?'
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, November 4 2009
'93/100 - Fresh limes and lemons here, really fragerant, nicely defined citrus and mineral style. The palate's built on fine acidity but carries a smooth textural side - good balance and freshness, forward enough to drink now, will hold nicely too. '
Nick Stock, Wine 100, September 2010