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Kanta Egon Muller Adelaide Hills Riesling

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Kanta Egon Muller Adelaide Hills Riesling

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James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Made in similar style to prior releases, bone-dry and with the fruit initially suppressed by the winemaking methods employed; the expectation is that it will flourish with time in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Waxy, textured and heavily worked, with a dusty floral fragrance of white peach, apple, pear and lemon rind backed by hints of lime and chalkiness. Creamy and leesy, it's long and powdery, with a lingering, drying undercarriage beneath its elemental flavours of stonefruit, apple and pear. It finishes with a bright, youthful, acidity, and is likely to become quite generous and oily as it fleshes out.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
91
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Rather a more brassy, riper expression of this style whose very floral and estery bouquet of spicy, blossom-like peach and apricot aromas reveal undertones of delicate spices and lemon rind. It's luscious, round and mouthfilling, slightly oily, with ripe, apricot and peach kernel-like notes, finishing slightly sweet but finely balanced with a clean, fresh acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
There's plenty of texture here, with cool-climate fruit given full run in the winery to arrive at an exotic Adelaide Hills riesling like no other. The nose has tropical fruits, stone fruits, pears, mandarin and candied orange rind. The palate's smooth and flowing, really fleshy, with peach and tropical nuances. Nice balance - compelling wine.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
As with prior vintages, a wine that primarily turns on its almost thick texture; strikingly different from conventional Australian rieslings, this is a square peg in a round hole. Bottle development could change the picture.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Rather lacking the perfume and finesse of previous releases, this wild, floral and rather mineral riesling is laced with spicy, musky and slatey complexity and some fresh apple, lime and lemon fruit, but it is also rather candied and confectionery, with a heavy-handed presence of buttery, creamy and leesy influences. Long and lean, with a fine texture, it retains some crystalline freshness and brightness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
All about texture not flavour; late-picked but dry, with green apple and herb flavours, is outside normal Australian parameters. Wild yeast and extended lees contact.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
The Adelaide Hills is fast becoming the next hotbed of riesling, offering some diverse and exploratory styles, like this rich, complex style. Bath salts and green apples, some sweet floral perfume - plenty of interest here. Bracing acidity shoots through intense lime and apple flavours, a musky shroud at the edges; fine, long and compelling.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
94
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Scented with white flowers, apple, pear and lime juice, this elegant, measured and savoury riesling reveals smoky, mineral-like undertones. Its smooth, generous palate overlies a fine, gravelly chassis, finishing clear and savoury with a charming softness, a refreshing acidity and lingering flavours of white peach and pear.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A spodess bouquet, with no hint of reduction, but nor is it particularly expressive; springs to life on the palate, with a firm, pure mineral overlay to apple, citrus and lime fruit; bone-dry finish; needs 5 years at least
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2008
92
Angus Hughson (2006 Vintage) says
Egon Muller, based in the Saar Valley, is one of Germany's greatest wine producers and a magician with the Riesling grape. This wine is a fascinating expression of Australian Riesling. Sourced from largely old vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, it has almost Germanic aromas of slate and apple while the palate is beautifully textured with layered fruit with a fine and very long finish. A delicious and very Germanic take on Australian Riesling
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Concentrated, powerful and firm; strong mineral line from start to finish; uncompromisingly dry.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
90

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