CLONAKILLA RIESLING 2018

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Mike Bennie
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Huon Hooke
SKU
CLRI201810 UCAU
$32.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$32.00 Per item
"Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling. We had some challenging moments leading up to the 2018 vintage. A hail storm on January 9th reduced the size of the crop, but the fruit that remained was harvested in excellent condition and full of intense flavours. Drink now for its fine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age." - Clonakilla Wines Winemaker Tim Kirk says 2018 marks the first year his riesling came predominantly from young vines on a cool south-facing slope near the cellar door building. Previous vintages had been sourced from a combination of estate-grown fruit and grapes from nearby Long Rail Gully.
"Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling. We had some challenging moments leading up to the 2018 vintage. A hail storm on January 9th reduced the size of the crop, but the fruit that remained was harvested in excellent condition and full of intense flavours. Drink now for its fine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age." - Clonakilla Wines Winemaker Tim Kirk says 2018 marks the first year his riesling came predominantly from young vines on a cool south-facing slope near the cellar door building. Previous vintages had been sourced from a combination of estate-grown fruit and grapes from nearby Long Rail Gully.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Mike Bennie

Beautiful wine of poise, assertive flavour and great velocity across the palate. Scents of lime cordial, talc, jasmine floral characters. A pretty, gently sweet start. Flavours coil around lime juice and brisk, grape-fruity acidity. Chalky-mineral characters chime in. Arrow-thrust to infinity. It’s another cracker.

95 / 100

Huon Hooke

(2017 Vintage) Fresh, youthful, restrained aromas of white pepper and other spices over lemon and citrus palate flavours. The wine is crisp and alive in the mouth with freshness and tang, promising to reward even a few months more in the bottle. It's a baby. Very good potential.