Tim Adams Reserve Riesling 2010
The use of only the very best 500 litres per tonne of grapes has resulted in this wine being very intensely flavoured and aromatic. The wine has well lifted Riesling character with citrus aromatics of lime, lemon and grapefruit. The palate is seamless with moderate viscosity and an extreme acid finish. Rieslings from the Clare Valley are most enjoyable when young and zesty, or left to mature beyond five years of age. We have allowed five years of bottle ageing before releasing this wine, which has consequently developed the added complexity of toasty honey and blossom characters. For the first time, this wine has been sealed with a WAK cap closure; an internally threaded screw cap, providing technology with a traditional appearance and ensuring that this wine will cellar for 20 years in good conditions. Enjoy as an aperitif or with any seafood. Best with oysters fresh from the water!
The Wine Front – Released as a five-year-old. I find most 'museum releases' of Australian riesling quite disappointing, on the whole, which I understand is not part of the accepted or common wisdom. This wine though justifies the (reserve) tag and the (hold back from release) treatment. It's alive with scent, feels textural and (relatively) rich, and has a tonne of sizzle though the finish.
James Halliday – "96 points" "From the Jenner Vineyard, only free-run juice (500l per tonne) used, traditional vinification with neutral yeast, cool fermentation and early to bottle. Still in its primary phase, fresh and vibrant, still pale in colour; that said, it has intensity and prodigious length. There can be no question about its future, with some honey just peeping around the corner, toast still far away. Irresistible, especially at this price." Halliday Wine Companion '16
In a mixed or straight case: $37.04