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2015 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Riesling Dry

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The driest Riesling in the Bellarmine range, this has lovely crystalline acidity and a purity to it that is really rather beguiling. It's an oddity in the scheme of things though this wine, for Pemberton is better known for it's Pinot and Chardonnay than its Riesling. Regardless this is genuinely a fabulous Riesling.

Winemaker's Notes

Style: Crisp dry elegant aromatic white wine

Colour: Pale straw

Nose: Floral, "little white flowers", lime and spice

Palate: Clean well-balanced, full of citrus and floral flavours with minerality, good length of flavour and a crisp clean finish

Suitable foods: Oysters, roasted quail

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2015 Bellarmine Wines Pemberton Riesling Dry

Expert Reviews

Mike Bennie (2015 Vintage) says
From 20 hectares of vines established in 2000. Pemberton hasn’t quite leapt out of the shadows, but there’s plenty of good/interesting wine from the region. Bellarmine make a suite of varying sweetness rieslings, but this is the dry one. Complex feel to the fragrance – gentle honey notes over layers of tropical and citrus fruits, sniff of ginger, touch of spicy lemongrass. Has great energy in the palate, light, clean, but delicate with stipple points of acid, tangy fruit and light chalky texture. Good intensity and zest. Really pleasing wine here.
2015 - 2025+
94
James Halliday (2014 Vintage) says
This is one of the most consistent rieslings on the market today - and one of the very best. Lime and apple blossom aromas translate into an intense, lime juice-driven palate of prodigious length and intensity. While this version of Bellarmine's Riesling normally needs a few years to open up, this requires no such discipline.
96
James Halliday (2013 Vintage) says
Classically proportioned and balanced riesling, the gently floral, fine bouquet followed by a palate that progressively builds flavour through to its zesty, citrus finish and clean, spring day aftertaste.
To 2020
94
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; the flowery, aromatic bouquet of lemon and lime blossom leads into a seductively juicy palate, with the first hints of the honey that will appear in a few years' time, ultimately followed by toast. But if you wish to drink it right now, go for it.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Following the enforced discontinuance of ‘Auslese’ for the sweetest of its three rieslings, the Bellarmine hierarchy (in rising levels of sweetness) is Riesling Dry, Half Dry and Select. The floral bouquet has multi-blossom aromas with a hint of spice, the palate with lime juice flavours verging on tropical, the finish with perfect acid balance and freshness.
to 2020
Halliday's Top 100 Aussie Wines 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2011 Vintage) says
These Bellarmine rieslings both dry and sweet are quite stunning and have established a real following in just a few years. Love this one. The keen acid has harnessed the crisp spicy fruit beautifully. The flavour profile lingers through to a very long finish,. Not your usual Australian style, but an excellent alternative.Ê
The West Australian Wine Guide
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Classically proportioned and balanced riesling, the gently floral, fine bouquet followed by a palate that progressively builds flavour through to its zesty, citrus finish and clean, spring-day aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
Ray Jordan (2010 Vintage) says
These guys have been nailing some might impressive rieslings in recent years including a gorgeous sweeter style. This is the drier version and it's superb. Lovely floral spicy notes on the nose with just a little cold pebbly character. The palate is beautifully dry but a surprising texture held superbly by the delicate acid.
Ray Jordan's 2011 WA Wine Guide 2011
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
The bouquet is clean and fresh, the palate vibrant and long, here intense lime flavours have a steely core prolonging the length and drive through to the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Very pale straw-green; fragrant lime and apple bouquet; a delicate palate of good purity; time will build depth.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Gentle floral lime blossom aromas; a delicate palate, with good length and balance. Will blossom with further time in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Pure, intense Rheingau style; a dry, minerally and long palate, finishing with zesty lemony acidity
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
As the name indicates, fermented to dryness; very good structure with lime and mineral; excellent length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good wine; doesn't quite have the length and drive of the '05s but is still developing; similar lime, apple and mineral components.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92

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