POWELL & SON RIESLING 2016

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Mike Bennie
SKU
PSRI201610 UCAU
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750ml (Bottle)
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White flowers and stone fruits predominate the nose, accompanied by vintage-typical bath salt character. Hints of lavender and lime juice are found, underscored by a fresh wet stone minerality. The palate is rounded, carried through by a fine acid line. Flavours of juicy white apple and lime pith are followed through with grapefruity, zesty acid-derived flavours to carry through to the finish. The Powell & Son Eden Valley Riesling emanates from a single site in the high Flaxman’s Valley, 460 metres above sea level. The five-acre vineyard showcases dry grown, rod and spur pruned Riesling vines now over eighty years old.
White flowers and stone fruits predominate the nose, accompanied by vintage-typical bath salt character. Hints of lavender and lime juice are found, underscored by a fresh wet stone minerality. The palate is rounded, carried through by a fine acid line. Flavours of juicy white apple and lime pith are followed through with grapefruity, zesty acid-derived flavours to carry through to the finish. The Powell & Son Eden Valley Riesling emanates from a single site in the high Flaxman’s Valley, 460 metres above sea level. The five-acre vineyard showcases dry grown, rod and spur pruned Riesling vines now over eighty years old.

Scores & Reviews

94 / 100

Mike Bennie

Quite a distinct Eden Valley riesling here. Couldn’t quite put my finger on it, but it presents outside the box, in a really good way. No fear of chalky phenolics and a bit of extra power in flavour and acidity here. Impressive wine from Dave and Callum Powell. From a single vineyard in Flaxman’s Valley parish of Eden Valley. This has grunt and power but high refreshment factor, and charisma on its side. Scents of lavender, sweet talc, pot pourri, citrus blossoms and citrus. The palate is citrusy but rolls into powdery green apple flavours and chewy-chalky texture. It drives with vigour across the palate, splashes mouthwatering acidity around, darts through the talc-like mineral finish. It’s brilliant drinking, stern yet flavoursome. Really good.