Crawford River Riesling 2019
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. 98 points Huon Hooke “This is a magnificent riesling, 95 points Halliday; “..one of the greatest wines in Australia.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front, 95 points.
Crawford River wines from Henty in South Western Victoria are crafted exclusively from hand-picked and selected fruit grown at their estate vineyard, whereupon they are vinified and bottled on site. The fruit is brought to the winery in small parcels, where meticulous attention is paid to detail. Patience and time are of the essence in their winery.
James Halliday on Crawford River: ” .. is ideally suited to the growing and making of diamond-like rieslings of towering longevity … My love affair with Crawford River Riesling began many years ago, and burns as brightly today as it did when I first tasted it.”
Winemaker notes: A particularly fine, mineral expression of our site and the season – this wine is exciting. Delicate citrus, white florals and green melon combine with hints of oyster shell on the nose. A stone-like mineral quality flows from the start of the palate throughout, alongside chalky texture and layers of complexity that meld fruit weight and acidity seamlessly. These elements combine to create a wine of great balance with terrific persistence. Only just beginning its journey. Will benefit from time in the glass.
98 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review “Bright light-mid yellow-green hue, and a refined, restrained lime/lemon aroma. The palate is rich and juicy at the same time as it’s refined and delicate. There is power here, concentration and persistence: it ‘s a stunning balancing act of rich, ripe fruit with refinement . Variations on the theme of lemon! This is a magnificent riesling.”
95 Points, Jane Faulkner for James Halliday 2021 Australian Wine Companion “The ‘old’ vines, planted in ’75 and ’77, hit their straps years ago. Today, this is a wine of provenance. Yet a cool region is not immune to hot/drier weather and this already has some forward toasty, lime marmalade flavours and could advance the ageing process. It is drinking beautifully now, as there’s certainly the acid backbone keeping this afloat.”
95 points, Mike Bennie, The Wine Front “… Pound for pound one of the greatest wines in Australia, by my reckoning, value and quality. Again, great wine here. It’s an inky, dense release with impressive flavour spectrum and sense of complexity. Indeed, this release is perhaps less about precision and velocity and more about quiet opulence, layers of fruit character ranging from citrus to apples to stone fruits with spice, herbal detail and strong, talc and chalk-like minerally charm (and texture!) in the mix. So much going on. A wine to really sit back and contemplate, while washing over the senses with a general freshness. Yeah.”
RRP $56 **SPECIAL PRICE WHEN YOU BUY 6 OR MORE … Only $42.99 **
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