Ordinarily, we would be fortunate enough to feature one or two 97 Point rated Rieslings each year, especially given that on almost all occasions, said wines are made in miniscule amounts, almost always a few hundred cases at best and almost always they aren't cheap. What we have here is the StarDozen: 97 Point Riesling Collection, featuring 3 bottles each from 4 renowned producers. All wines rating 97 Points from Australia's leading wine critics and all significantly below their retail price. This is a rare and extremely limited opportunity.

The StarDozen consists of the following:

3 bottles        Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling 2023
3 bottles        Dukes Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2021
3 bottles        Pikes Traditionale Clare Valley Riesling 2023
3 bottles        Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2023


Henschke Julius Eden Valley Riesling 2023
Very pale lemon with hints of lime at the core. Lime zest, cracked quartz and talcum aromatics. Tight and focused on entry with both lime zest fruit and quartz minerality vying for dominance. Acidity drives it to amazing lengths. Purity and focus riding the wave, carrying a level of tension that sets it apart. An outstanding vintage of this wine. Rating: 97 Points; Stuart Knox, The Real Review

Dukes Magpie Hill Reserve Riesling 2021
From a single vineyard, whole-bunch pressed and fermented solely in tank to preserve the pristine freshness endemic to the rieslings from the area. A super-floral nose leads into a tense and citrus-driven palate. The acidity is saline and omnipresent, curling and flicking around the fruit, shaping it all through the long finish. This has already developed and grown so much in the bottle between this glass and the last (a couple of months prior), that it surely has a very long road ahead of it. White pepper, lime flesh and laser-like precision through the finish. Layered and dappled – gorgeous. Alcohol: 11.8%; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: to 2041; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; Erin Larkin; James Halliday Wine Companion

Pikes Traditionale Clare Valley Riesling 2023
Trophy: Best Riesling - Clare Valley Wine Show 2023
Trophy: Best Current Riesling - Clare Valley Wine Show 2023
Top Gold Medal & 97 Points - Clare Valley Wine Show 2023
Gold Medal & 95 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2023
Trophy: Best Dry Riesling - International Riesling Challenge 2023
96 Points - International Riesling Challenge 2023
95 Points - QWine 2023

Castle Rock Estate Riesling 2023
The product of a cool, late vintage – just what the doctor ordered. It's already filling the bouquet with heady flourishes of limes that move into top gear on a long, layered magic carpet of citrus, all sorts. The back label says 'Since its inception in 1986 this wine has been the flagship of our rieslings.' Date: Sept 2023; Alcohol: 12%; Price: $32.00; Drink by: 2038; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday Wine Companion



SKU 12183
Brand StarDozen
Shipping Weight 1.3333kg
Unit Of Measure ea

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