Knappstein Clare Valley Riesling 2013
The 2013 Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling shows fine aromas of lemon peel and lime juice with distinct sweet spice highlights, a signature of the parcels of fruit grown within the Watervale district of the Clare Valley. Focused citrus flavours dominate the palate accompanied by layers of textural complexities. Knappstein’s commitment to hand picking produces a delicate wine displaying pristine flavours and textures.
Light straw-green; the fresh and fragrant bouquet is good, but the palate soars above it, with an exquisitely detailed array of lime, grapefruit and lemon fruits, the acidity itself a glossy reflection of the fruit flavours. Outstanding value. Screwcap. Drink: To 2025; Price: $22.00; Alcohol: 12.5%. Rating: 96 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion.
Hand picked. Youthful musky perfume, lemon, bath salts, vanilla. Intense flavour, lemon drops, core of tingly acidity, light chalky and flinty character on the finish. Bursting out of its pants a bit at the moment, but fun to drink. You can sense the calmness to come. Good wine. Rated : 94 Points Tasted : Jul-13 Alcohol : 12.5% Price : $20 Closure : Screwcap Drink : 2014 - 2023+ Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
It’s a touch shy on opening but as it finds its feet it becomes intensely lemony and chalky. Muted floral traits and a hint of spice. A bit of soft-focus camera work but in a good way. Plenty of extension. No phenolics. A short tasting note but the wine should please lovers of traditional Riesling and I reckon it will improve over both the short and long-term. Rating: 92+ Points, Jeremy Pringle
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