Crawford River Reserve Riesling 2008

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James Halliday
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Mike Bennie
  • Organic
SKU
CRRI200816 UCAU
$90.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$90.00 Per item
5 - 6 Days Dispatch
Still fresh and bright, showing hints of pale green belying its age. Lime curd and notes of red apple together with macadamia nut suggest some maturity, while fresh green melon, oyster shell and floral notes portray the wine's youthful elements - which abound. A delicate, pithy quality on the mid palate helps shape the textural integrity, with bright, beautifully integrated acidity aiding the seamless structure. Portraying generous fruit weight and palate depth, the wine has great drive and definition. Silky, supple and long this wine has years ahead, though drinks like a dream right now.
Still fresh and bright, showing hints of pale green belying its age. Lime curd and notes of red apple together with macadamia nut suggest some maturity, while fresh green melon, oyster shell and floral notes portray the wine's youthful elements - which abound. A delicate, pithy quality on the mid palate helps shape the textural integrity, with bright, beautifully integrated acidity aiding the seamless structure. Portraying generous fruit weight and palate depth, the wine has great drive and definition. Silky, supple and long this wine has years ahead, though drinks like a dream right now.

Scores & Reviews

95 /

James Halliday

Surprisingly reticent yet still a delicious rendition this vintage. If anything, it's more subtle, savoury even. Sure it has the hint of lemon blossom, but also wet slate and texture, more phenolic grip, it's riper and all done well.

94 /

Mike Bennie

One day this wine will become just ‘riesling’ but it will have to come of age. The vines are legally old enough to drink the stuff that comes off them, now. It was the summery thirst quencher I couldn’t stop thinking about on the way back from the beach, today. All lemon-lime, sweet green apple, tart acidity, clip of chalky pucker, refreshment factor through the roof, barely there stickiness of riesling fruit and a faint lick of kero or wet hay or something slightly savoury-waxy. Such a treat. Such a good riesling.