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Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Riesling

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Eaglehawk is the top value wine in the Wolf Blass range, and this bonny little riesling is just what the doctor ordered for that spicy chicken dish you are thinking of ordering from your local Thai take-away. It's light and off-dry in style, with aromas and flavours of tropicals, honeysuckle and citrus, all wrapped up in sweetness and lemony acidity. Chill it down and enjoy!

Winemaker's Notes

A lovely white, with a little sweetness offsetting the natural citrus. Vibrant passionfruit, lime and floral notes. Riesling matches well with charcuterie, turkey, fresh figs and seafood.


Awards & Accolades



Bronze Medal - 2013 International Wine Challenge
Bronze Medal - 2012 National Wine Show of Australia
Bronze Medal - 2013 Sydney Royal Wine Show

expert reviews about

Wolf Blass Eaglehawk Riesling

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Slightly four-square, but is flavoursome and has length to the tropical lime mix. Value plus.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Honest wine, with plenty of tropical/lime fruit, especially for the vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
Any wine that says it's the official wine of the Australian cricket team' is all right by me. if this wine were in the Australian cricket team I think it might be Michael ClarkeÑshowed lot of promise early, is a bit fruity and lively and might last a little longer than you expect. Q: Who is the biggest wine fan in the Australian cricket ream? A: Jason 'Dizzy the Mullet' Gillespie. Go figure.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2003 Vintage) says
A very ripe, forward, fruity style of riesling, with apple and peach flavours.
Quaff 2005 2004
Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
This is one of the most consistently good cheap rieslings on the market. Always made in a nice, easy drinking commercial styleÑit's more bath talc and sweet fruit character than citrus and tang, but that doesn't mean it is any less good than the posher rieslings. This is about pleasing the crowd, and it does that in the same fine style as Pat Rafter in his Bonds undies.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a crisp mix of mineral, herb and citrus aromas, then a palate with good citrus/lime flavour, and in particular, finish. Good value; topped its class (49) at the 2002 National Wine Show.
Australian Wine Companion 2004 2003
89
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
The aromatic bouquet ranges through spice, mineral, talc, lime and passionfruit; the fresh, clean and lively palate literally dances on the tongue, but avoids excessive CO2 spritz. Already a gold medal winner.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
92
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2000 Vintage) says
A multi-district blend that often offers more approachable, immediate pleasure than some of the other rieslings produced under the Wolf Blass label, which, while very good, can take time to evolve (Eaglehawk is one of the cheaper labels in the Mildara Blass portfolio, with similar fruit sourcing and winemaking to the Wolf Blass wines). This is really full-flavoured, juicy riesling, with a touch of sweetness and plenty of almost tropical characters like pineapple and melon. Unlike many of the other Wolf Blass rieslings, we'd suggest you drink this early.
Quaff 2001 2000
James Halliday (1999 Vintage) says
Medium yellow-green; a solid and quite rich mix of tropical, lime, mineral and toast aromas. The palate is generous, but doesn't have the length or finesse of the very best wines. For all that, excellent value
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
85
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Bright straw-green; a quite powerful bouquet with some spicy talc aromas. A similarly powerful, intense palate with lime and spice flavours running through to a lingering finish. Gold medal 1998 National Wine Show, and 1999 Sydney Royal Wine Show.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
92
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Light green-yellow; a clean and fresh bouquet of medium intensity with citrus/lime fruit aromas. An outstanding young Riesling on the palate with tremendous fruit and power; that power should give it the ability to stay the distance, however attractive it is now.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
0

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