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2011 Knappstein Hand Picked Clare Valley Riesling

Producer: Knappstein Wines Winery Type: White Varietal: Riesling Region: Clare Valley, SA

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2013 Knappstein Hand Picked Clare Valley Riesling

RRP:$21.95
Our Price: $18.99 /Bottle
Sold in 6-Packs (750ml)
Case Price: $113.94

If you were to pick a Riesling from anywhere in Australia, where would you head? We might be biased but the Clare Valley is an obvious choice and the Knappstein winery have had well over a century of practice. Classic Clare Valley Riesling aromas of citrus and a hint of florals before a palate dominant in lemon and lime intensity. There’s a smart mineral structure that drives it all along before zesty acids provide a balanced and long finish.

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Cracka Rating
The 2011 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows lifted citrus aromas with distinct notes of slate and spice. The palate displays the classic Watervale characters of lemon and lime with a fine mineral structure. Although showing wonderful depth of flavour the Riesling wines from Knappstein in 2011 show a distinct delicacy and liveliness on the palate. The natural acid level provides the wine's backbone and palate line and is perfectly balanced even in the wine's youth. Knappstein's commitment to hand picking ensures we produce a delicate wine displaying excellent purity of flavours and textures.
Lovely balance and delicacy with complexity according to the year floral fruit and richness with underlying lime intensity and mouth watering chalky texture. Always a firm ending resolute with charming apricot citrus or lime flavours.
91
Best Drinking:
2016
Rob Geddes MW
It's at the entry prices that riesling has wavered in this challenging season but again Knappstein pulls through with a beautifully exact expression of lemon, lime and granny smith apples. It's clean, taut, driving and persistent, reflecting this cooler season with a cut that will reward the patient.
93
Best Drinking:
2016-2021
Wine Taste Special Edition 34
Some entry-level Clare rieslings suffered in this challenging season, making pristine wines such as this all the more noteworthy. A sniper-precise expression of lemon lime and granny smith apples.
93
Wine 100 Reviews, April
A powerful medium-term riesling with assertive minerality. Its bouquet of delicate citrus aromas, bath salts and lemon sherbet precedes a forward and deeply concentrated palate whose deep fruitfulness and fine dusty texture drive strongly towards an austere, slatey finish.
91
Best Drinking:
2019-2023
The Australian Wine Annual 2013
90
Best Drinking:
To 2017
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Some entry-level Clare rieslings suffered in this challenging season, making pristine wines such as this all the more noteworthy. A sniper-precise expression of lemon lime and granny smith apples.
93

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