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Katnook Estate Riesling

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The Coonawarra might not spring to mind as a riesling region, but anyone who has seen some of those lovely ones Wynns make think it's an awesome spot for the variety. Smells of lemons and limes, chopped herbs and Granny Smith apples float out of the galss, whilst the palate is light, dry and racy, with juicy citrus flavours, a talcy texture, and a lip-smacking, refreshing finish. Bring on the sushi!

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Pale straw with light green tinges.

Nose: The wine displays aromas of fresh limes and lifted floral notes together with subtle spice characters of cinnamon, light musk and cloves.

Palate: The palate shows intense fruit flavour with refined acid balance. Fresh flavours of lemon, lime, delicate florals together with refreshing minerality linger through the palate, leading to a crisp, dry finish.

Food: Riesling is delightful as an aperitif but will also beautifully accompany a fresh seafood platter or lightly pan-fried whiting served with a crisp green salad and chat potatoes.

Cellaring: Our Katnook Estate Riesling wine will age gracefully for many years.

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Katnook Estate Riesling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
To 2018
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
92
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
89
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
The finest example of this wine for some years shows a new direction towards a more creamy, evolved style. A bright fragrance of white flowers, apple, pear and nutty, leesy undertones precedes a soft, almost chewy palate of pleasing weight and mouthfeel. It's round and textured, with richness and length before a soft, brightly lit finish of refreshing acidity.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; not surprisingly, has the floral aromas and flavours that are particular to Coonawarra, a mix of green apple and citrus with a boney streak of mineral providing structure, and the certainty of a long life ahead.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
A delicate bouquet of lemon rind, melon, apple and peach precedes a smooth, round and juicy palate underpinned by a fine chalkiness. It's long and elegant, smooth and shapely, with lingering flavours of lime juice and apple.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
90
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Spicy mineral/lime zesty wine offering value and up to 5 years ageing.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
87
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Scented with minerals, a lightly spicy fragrance of lime, lemon and white flowers precedes a long, sumptuous and juicy palate whose tangy citrus and apple flavours overlie a fine chalkiness. Wrapped in a bright acidity, it finishes with a lingering core of vibrant flavour.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Slightly subdued bouquet; tight, crisp, citrussy/minerally palate; pleasantly dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A lean, taut, high-acid expression of young riesling with a floral perfume of lime juice and lemon rind. It's clean and refreshing, penetrative and citrusy with a tangy, lemony finish and a lightly chalky texture.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Tight, fine, crisp and delicate, and will always be on the elegant side.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
89
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Rather closed aromas of apple, pear and lime juice with some honey and tropical aromatics precede a generous, broad but concentrated palate that culminates in a clean, refreshing and limey finish of racy lemony acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Apple blossom aromatics, quite delicate and fine; should develop very well given time.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light straw-green; firm, flinty, flowery, lemony aromas lead into a palate with intense entry and big, powerful mid-palate flavour; after a heartbeat, the finish returns. In other words, there is a slight break in the line of the palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium green-yellow; lime, herb and mineral aromas, with a touch of spice, intermingle, leading into a palate of moderate length, framed in a noticeably dry style throughout. Obvious development potential.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
87
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Light to medium yellow-green; the bouquet is fragrant, with a mix of passionfruit, lime and apple. The palate shows the same excellent fruit, with lime and apple flavours running through a long, crisp finish. Totally delicious; if it develops like the '97 has over the past year, will be significantly better in the future and no doubt deserve higher points still.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
93
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Glowing yellow-green; the bouquet is very much in the Coonawarra style, elegant and fine, with lemon/citrus aromas and just a hint of toast. The palate is fine and crisp, with an almost silky feel, and a long, lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
87

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