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Goaty Hill Riesling

Cracka Value Rating
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Cracka Review

Tasmania is so hot right now, but not in temperature, which is probabaly what makes this uber-cool wine region so popular. Riesling has been a stand-out variety for Tassie, and this is no exception. It's citrusy, appley and floral on the nose, whilst the palate is crisp, clean and dry with an ultra-limey taste, racy acidity, and a long, minerally finish. It's lip smacking, thirst quenching and graceful, and it's top value.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale Straw.

Nose: Lime, green apple and slate aromas with hints of honey.

Palate: Elegant, crisp lime and green apple flavours. A precise palate; with lively mineral acidity and good texture; very long, bright and pure.

Food Match: Smoked cheese, seafood, spicy dishes, Thai cuisine.

expert reviews about

Goaty Hill Riesling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Bright, light green-straw; the floral lime and apple blossom bouquet leads into a palate stacked with intense lime juice flavour built around the core of firm acidity; has admirable length and persistence.
To 2022
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
94
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Bright green-quartz; the gently floral bouquet picks up pace and intensity the moment the wine is tasted; it exudes lime juice, and has a core of squeaky acidity taking the palate through to its long, lingering finish; the overall intensity of the flavours cannot be replicated easily outside of Tasmania.
2025
Wine Authority
94
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This has a pristine and fresh nose with green apple and lime fruit aromas, some florals too, and a little chalk and spice on offer. The palate has pithy, dense fruit presence with grapefruit citrus flavours driving things along. A lovely wine, really complete and convincing.
Now
Good Wine Guide
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; its blossom-filled bouquet leads into a fine and elegant palate, with very good line and length built, as ever, on a foundation of Tasmanian acidity. Will go on for many years. Silver Tas Wine Show '12.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light green-straw; quite intense and focused; has an elegant and pure stream of lime flavours; handles a touch of sweetness well.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
An exciting Tasmanian riesling that almost harks to dry German examples with its citrus, stones and apple nose, light spice and fresh Thai basil leaf. Sparkling acid crunch in the mouth, and long, dry lime-juice flavour. Superb precision and length.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright green-straw; an interesting mix of lemon and lime aromas and flavours, the palate driven by the minerally acidity which so distinguishes Tasmanian riesling
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Tight and fine fruit, with lime and slatey minerality; lovely focus on the palate, with good acidity and fruit weight.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Lime, herb, green apple and slate aromas; light-bodied, but very tight and intense with typical Tasmanian acidity woven through the lime and green apple flavours of the palate; long finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
92

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