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2015 Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

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There's plenty of lemons, limes and crunchy green apples in amongst the jasmine and ginger spice notes on the nose, but the palate is where the spice kicks in, along with surprisingly friendly acidity that leads to a bone-dry, soft finish. It's highly quaffable, and would go well with sushi.

Winemaker's Notes

The wonderfully delicate nose carries citrus and soft floral characters seamlessly to the palate. Here, the mouth feel is abundantly vibrant and lifted offering lemon and lime carefully balanced with bright fresh, full fruit sweetness. From the cooler sub-region of Watervale, south of Clare, the Rieslings are crisp, tangy and delicate and this example is no exception. A true expression of vineyards and vintage, Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling 2015 represents precisely place and time.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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2015 Mr. Riggs Watervale Riesling

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Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Long and chalky, this restained and uncomplicated, medium to long-term riesling has a pure, zesty bouquet of lime and lemon lifted by scents of apple blossom. Its long, juciy palate of apple lime and white peach flavours is finely textured, finishing tight and focused around a brisk, lemony acidity.
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The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
88
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Forward, generous and early maturing, with a rather candied, confectionery and lightly spicy bouquet of lemon sherbet and honey. It's rich and syrupy, with a pleasing length of mouthfllling peach, apple, lemon and lime juice flavour, finishing with tangy, citrusy acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
89
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
With clear lemon balm and lime juice aromas on the nose of this new edition, it's a classic Watervale style delivered with plenty of up-front appeal. The palate is fleshy and delves from lime citrus into stone fruits and almost tropical territory. An early drinking prospect.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A fragrant and fine bouquet foretells a similarly immaculately poised and balanced palate offering a pas de deux of citrus and acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
A more conventional wine than the VOR-GS; good cirrus, mineral and apple aromas and flavours; firm, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
More conventional than the VOR-GS; well-structured citrus and herb flavour mix; good balance, length and abundant total flavour.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Bright, intense citrus and lime fruit; excellent focus, line and balance; lingering minerally finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93

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