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Mitchell McNicol Clare Valley Riesling

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Mitchell McNicol Clare Valley Riesling

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Glowing quartz-green; a complex bouquet of citrus and wild flowers leads into an equally complex palate, with ripe citrus and a hint of tropical fruit; there is balancing acidity, and no need for patience.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
A nod to Alsace and a style for the patient at heart, aromas are restrained and detailed with full flavour and structures on the palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Mid gold-green hue; coming out of its 'awkward' phase, the bouquet now reveals toast and lemon curd, ginger and wet slate; the palate is generous and sweet-fruited with vibrancy and complexity all playing key roles; long and luscious for the variety in the region.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
95
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Now showing some bottle-aged complexity, this brightly lit riesling has a heady, floral and faintly toasty bouquet of translucent, crystalline lime and lemon juice over hints of wet slate and buttery creamy nuances. It's long, smooth and generous, with a creamy, slightly viscous but evenly paced palate that culminates in a grippy, but brightly lit finish of lemony acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
90
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A nod to Alsace and a style for the patient at heart, aromas are restrained and detailed with full flavour and structures on the palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Ripe lemon fruit with mineral and talc. on the bouquet; the palate is generous, but there is restraint in the personality, as the flavour takes time to build and unwind across the palate; a textural and intriguing finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Generous but gentle, with a honeyed, crystalline fragrance of white flowers, lime and lemon juice backed by toasty, waxy nuances. Smooth, juicy and luscious, it's also finely sculpted and willowy, delivering a mouthfilling, pristine core of fruit backed by toasty complexity and finished with soft, supple acids.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Abundant minerally edges to the bouquet and palate, providing structure and texture; has a particularly long palate with a core of lime fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Regan Drew (2006 Vintage) says
Clean lines, fine boned, feminine with subtle flavours of quince. Still some life ahead for development
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A nod to Alsace and a style for the patient at heart, aromas are restrained and detailed with full flavour and structures on the palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good texture and depth; won't be exceptionally long-lived, but will certainly have lots of flavour and texture as it matures giving lime, honey, toast, mineral and perhaps a touch of kerosene (the latter not a negative in the case of riesling).
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
94
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
It's terrific that the Mitchells thought to put some of this stunning vintage aside for later release in 2008. There's some handy early development building in bottle, gentle lime toast and very complex minerals, pure and concentrated. The palate is founded on crisp acidity and candied lime flavour, showing the beginnings of creamy development and a neat savoury twist.
Good Australian Wine Guide 2009 2008
94
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
A nod to Alsace and a style for the patient at heart, aromas are restrained and detailed with full flavour and structures on the palate.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90

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