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Holm Oak Riesling

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Here we have a euro-centric style of riesling that possibly gains some inspiration from the Mosel region of Germany. It's an aromatic, sweeter style that shows appealing lemon, lime citrus and crunchy green apples on the nose, along with hints of jasmine florals. The palate is light, bright and breezy, with a sweet entry, zippy acidity, a talcy texture, and a lemon sorbet-like finish. It's low alcohol (about 8%), and would go great with Thai food.

Winemaker's Notes

This riesling is a fine and delicate wine with lovely aromatics and a minerally palate. The nose displays aromas of lime leaf and jasmine with some spiced apple characters, whilst the palate shows mineral characteristics with fantastic fruit purity and steely acidity.

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Holm Oak Riesling

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
A restrained and pure expression, with lemon blossom, green apple, lime and coriander' on display; the palate continues the purity theme, with taut acidity and an extremely long mineral-laden finish; will age with grace.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Fresh and focused, with some powdery, mineral complexity and texture, this uncomplicated riesling has a musky, slightly confectionary bouquet of lime and apple. It's initially juicy, but becomes leaner and quite taut down the palate culminating in a lemon sherbet-like finish of genuine lengh and tightness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2021
Australian Wine Companion 2013
Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
This has a quite pristine nose with restrained florals, some chalky savoury notes and bosc pear on the nose. The palate is svelte and dry, really taut citrus and green apple flavours here; tidy balance, really sturdy.
Good Wine Guide
Jeremy Oliver (2011 Vintage) says
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Light, bright quartz-green; the floral bouquet has a range of aromas coming together on the mouthwatering palate with lime juice leading the way, typical Tasmanian acidity providing the great length.
Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Bright, light straw-green; citrus and apple blossom aromas; lively juicy flavours; long and well-balanced.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Some colour development; plenty of tropical fruit, with balancing acidity; there may be some (inexplicable) bottle variation with this wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Herb and crushed citrus leaf aromas; a tangy, citrussy palate has both balance and length, the extra year in bottle having hugely benefited the wine.
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a marvellously fragrant and spicy bouquet with a mix of passionfruit and apple cake is followed by a palate full of high-toned flavour with a passionfruit core. Very well balanced, with sweetness and acidity neatly counterpoised.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001

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