NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S* Eden Valley Riesling 2021Regular price $22.00
This single vineyard expression is made from the Noack family's pristine 40+ year old vineyard at 450m altitude in Springton.
Classic Eden Valley in style: crisp and dry, delicate white floral aromas lead into an intense lime citrus/Granny Smith core, intermingled with steely minerality and a sumptuous, textural mouthfeel. There's a soft refreshing acidity balancing the intensity of fruit and providing the backbone to enable medium-long term cellaring if so desired.
The perfect glass to sink into on your first day of holidays.
Winemakers: Daniel Chaffey Hartwig, Theo Engela + Huon Fechner
Region: Eden Valley
Bottle size: 750 mL
91/100 "Super-fine, fresh citrus aromas with apple and lime, too. The palate has a soft, juicy feel with open-knit pear and apple, as well as lime. Drink now. Screw cap." – James Suckling
90pts “Flavour-full Riesling. Doesn’t shy away and be all coy like “come back in 20 years time and maaaaaaybe I’ll be ready.” That’s not to say it won’t last that long. Probably will. But chances are there won’t be any left to try as it will have all been drunk. Sliced apples, juiced limes, hints of richer green pear too. A suggestion of saline sea spray and a hint of rosewater. Some grip and width through the front of the palate but the right amount of tight, tense intense citrus to close. Bring all the dumplings.” - Regan Drew, Vino Notebook2020
91/100 "Bright, ripe-peach and lemon with hints of melon here, too. The palate has a very crisp, vibrant and elegant feel with intense, attractive peach flavour." – James Suckling
90/100 "Fragrant aromas of bath salts, talc, lime leaf and slate. Crunchy, pithy and lemony, and there's a lovely soft acidity that makes for a really approachable, smart glass of riesling" - Aaron Brasher, The Real Review
92/100 "Light, bright yellow colour, with a green kaffir lime and crushed herb aromas, the palate delicate and refined, with tension and length and a trace of phenolic grip that adds to its texture and persistence. A tickle of sweetness, too. Slaty, fine and long." - Huon Hooke, The real Review
91/100 "From 18-40yo vines at the Noack Vineyard at Springton. Crisp and fresh, as behoves the vintage. Light, floral and delicate lime. Certain to develop very well.” -Halliday Wine Companion.
91/100 "This turns up the citrus dial with lemon-lime blossom/juice/drops and zest with some mint too. It's refreshing with slatey, racy acidity and a slight bitter finish." - Jane Faulkner, Halliday
92/100 "Exactly as it should be. Floral and limey with just enough intensity and just enough length. Smells/tastes good, without resorting to trickery." – Campbell Mattinson, Halliday