2012 Knappstein Hand Picked Clare Valley Riesling

6 x 750 ml Bottles | RRP: $21.95 | Cracka Rating: 4/57


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


RRP: $20.96
Our Price: $16.99 /Bottle
Sold in cases of 12 bottles (750 ml)
Case Price: $203.88
2012 Knappstein Hand Picked Clare Valley Riesling CrackaWines James Halliday 96 Tyson Stelzer 94
  • Cracka Wine Rating80
  • The 2012 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows fine aromas of lemon peel and lime juice with distinct sweet spice highlights, a signature of the parcels of fruit grown within the Watervale district of the Clare Valley. Focused citrus flavours dominate the palate accompanied by layers of textural complexities. Knappstein’s commitment to hand picking produces a delicate wine displaying pristine flavours and textures.
  • James Halliday says:

    Pale straw-green; a very good example of a great vintage for Clare Valley Riesling, winning the title of Wine of the Year at the SA Wine Awards; has multiple layers of lime/citrus fruit without any phenolic static. Delicious now or in 10 or 20 years.

    Best Drinking: To 2027
    96

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    Knappstein is one of Clare’s most consistently pristine entry-level rieslings and 2012 is one of the greats. Precise lime juice, granny smith apple and lemon blossom carry seamlessly from refined bouquet through a palate of brilliant intensity, unreserved focus and incredible persistence. Layers of chalky mineral structure are bolstered with a touch of subtle, well-gauged phenolic grip.

    Best Drinking: 2012 - 2014 or 2017 - 2027
    Wine Taste Special Edition 86 - Clare Riesling
    94

    Nick Stock says:

    Very impressive florals on offer, with intense lime citrus and a lemony edge, grapefruit, minerals and stone fruits too. The palate has lovely, dense acidity, crunchy and even. Terrific flow and balance, great flavour depth here.

    Best Drinking: Now
    Good Wine Guide
    94

    Tyson Stelzer says:

    Knappstein is one of Clare's most consistently pristine entry-level rieslings and 2012 is one of the greats. Precise lime juice, granny smith apple and lemon blossom carry seamlessly from refined bouquet through a palate of brilliant intensity, unreserved focus and incredible persistence. Layers of chalky mineral structure are bolstered with a touch of subtle, well-gauged phenolic grip.

    Best Drinking: 2012-2014 or 2017-2027
    Wine Taste Special Edition 86
    94

    Rob Geddes MW says:

    What an aroma, initially pungent floral with unfolding floral, rose, red apple with a cinnamon edge in the back ground. This smells of the “essential oils” of Riesling from the Watervale end of Clare Valley. There is plenty of ripe fruit to cover the 2012 acidity and the mouth feel and texture is silky with long and beautifully even flavours, juicy and pure with the cinnamon spice returning to finish. The fruit is very obvious and intense and it’s a short term wine. This is as close to decadent as Clare Riesling can become! If this wine was book it would be unputdownable.

    Best Drinking: 2016
    Rob Geddes MW
    94

    Jeremy Oliver says:

    Charmingly balanced, long and marginally sweet, this brightly lit young riesling has a faintly slatey and mineral fragrance of of green apple and lemon juice. Backed by a fine chalkiness, it's long and vibrant, with bright apple and lime juice flavours finishing with focus and a harmnonious marriage of acidity and a faint sweetness.

    Best Drinking: 2020-2024
    The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
    91

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