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2016 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

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Winemaker's Notes

This wine is a pale straw in the glass.

The nose has a fantastic lift of punchy lemon sherbet, bath salts, orange blossom and freshly grated ginger, enhanced by quintessential Watervale Riesling musk.

A wine of great line and drive, the palate has lashings of flavour with elements of lemon curd, grapefruit, guava and nashi pear. The palate over-delivers on flavour, with soda-like minerality, and provides a generous wine with extraordinary length.

Alc/vol: 12.0%

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2016 Jim Barry Watervale Riesling

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2012 Vintage) says
A great vintage of a classic wine, which has lovely Watervale talcum powder and lime and grapefruit citrus fragrance, sweet perfume and good concentration here. The palate is a vibrant, clean and crisp affair, with brilliant acid spark and a lively, juicy and powerful edge. Racy and poised to age very, very well.
2018
Good Wine Guide
93
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Pale green-quartz; a classically structured and balanced Riesling, already with plenty of zesty lime flavours underpinned by good acidity; will develop very well over years. Its structure is particularly impressive.
To 2025
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Straw- green; not a hair out of place with this excellent expression of Watervale, with mouthwatering lime/lemon juice flavours crosscut by acidity; a long and clean finish and aftertaste. Excellent value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
High-quality riesling at its price, with abundant citrus and herb fruit on the mid-palate, the long finish driven by lemon juice acidity
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Is particularly well-balanced in a generous mode; lime and tropical fruit in abundance; good length.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A vibrant, floral and schisty perfume of penetrative citrusy aroma precedes a round, juicy and generous palate of genuine length and freshness. It's long and refreshing, with slightly confectionary fruit, a lemon sherbet texture and a crisp, crunchy finish that reveals just a hint of sweetness.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
93
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Bright light green-yellow; the smooth bouquet has sweet lime juice aromas; the palate is fresh, well-balanced with attractive lime and lemon flavours, and has a lingering, almost silky finish. Should develop quickly.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
92

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