Woods Crampton White Label Eden Valley Riesling 2016
Another outstanding vintage for the Eden Valley in a long string of successes. Excellent, balanced and consistent conditions – warm but not too warm, dry but not too dry, crucially cool Autumn nights – have led to intensely flavoured and brilliantly balanced fruit with excellent freshness. Pale, almost clear, with vivid green highlights. The nose is very fresh and restrained, tending towards citrus with subtle floral notes. The palate is elegant and pure with a core of delicate citrus flavours and beautiful mineral acidity. Approachable and well balanced, with the fruit flavours not swamped by acidity, this is an excellent each way bet – enjoy now or cellar for the medium term.
The Wine Front – Talc and vanilla perfume, juicy lemon and lime, maybe some aniseed. Light bodied, pretty and approachable, with a nice amount of crunch to the acidity, but not so much it makes you wince. Gentle chalky texture, and a tweak of lime rind bitterness on a gin and tonic infused finish of solid length.
In a mixed or straight case: $19.94