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2015 Josef Chromy Riesling

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Super dry Riesling this one. Bone dry. Dry enough that suddenly you want to drink more of it just to keep hydrated. What is so attractive about this wine though is that it's not hard - just refreshing. Like slightly acidic rainwater (though much more likely to get you drunk). Best drunk icy cold on a very hot day.

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Pale straw with light green hues

Aroma: Floral aromatics of apple and lemon blossom with hints of lavender, overlay freshly cut lime and ginger spice

Palate: Juicy lime and lemon curd characters combine with pomegranate and bath salts. The long, crisp citrus palate is balanced by gentle chalky texture and the natural cool climate acidity, creating a wine of length and structure

Cellaring: Due to our naturally high acid levels in our Rieslings, they have great cellaring potential. Whilst pleasant drinking now, with further cellaring this wine will develop a richer palate and honeyed toasty flavours. Cellaring – Now to 2025

Food Pairing: Fresh seafood, especially oysters and scallops

expert reviews about

2015 Josef Chromy Riesling

Expert Reviews

Wine Companion (2015 Vintage) says
Taut and linear. Slate, mineral and citrus, in that order of impact. Juicy finish. Hit of lime rind to the aftertaste. Elegant but not at all lacking. Don't leave it at the altar.
Drink by 2026
94
Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
A commanding riesling, beautifully pure, impeccably honed and intricately structured, with a fine, slatey, mineral mouth feel and a razor line of acidity. A long-term proposition.
94
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
90
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; intense lime and spice aromas lead into an equally intense palate, complete with the grippy Tasmanian (in the best sense) acidity, lengthening the palate and finish.
To 2026
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2020
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
The bouquet is driven by savoury notes of slate and flint, making way for Meyer lemon rind; there is a strong bath talc element to the palate, with texture playing a key role and providing a distinct almond character to the finish; an unashamedly European style.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Intense and penetrating citrus aromas and flavours; the palate has great length, accelerating on the finish, the acidity playing a major part without upsetting the balance of the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Lime blossom, apple and mineral aromas and flavours; low alcohol a real plus, accentuating the freshness and velocity in the mouth. Does need time, however.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has power and presence, but not the crystal-bright purity of the best rieslings.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87

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