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2006 Crawford River Reserve Riesling

Henty, VIC

The flagship wine from this iconic Riesling specialist, released with over a decade's bottle age.

$92.00

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About The Wine

It says a lot about a winery when they hide their most prized fruit for more than a decade before they release it. It says they care when their wine is enjoyed and they care that the people enjoying it get to see it in its best light.

The first release of this wine was set down in the cellar by Crawford River in 1999. They are very, very selective about when they allocate fruit to the "Reserve" label - only the best will do.

Given the incredible pedigree of their Estate Riesling, it is hard to think that there would be a step above but there is. This is it.

The very best of this iconic Riesling producer with the maturity and gravitas that only comes with time.

truely in a class of its own amongst the Australian Riesling landscape, the Crawford River Reserve Riesling is a wine you need to try - at least once in your life.

About The Producer

Crawford River is very much a family operation. The talented Thomson clan have been producing wine from their beautiful home vineyard since 1985.

The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc thrive on the estate, but it's Riesling that they are most famous for.

They produce a range of styles of varying ages that are outstanding. Many consider them as one of the country's premier producers of the noble variety.

These are wines of purity and elegance. Small-batch, family-owned, traditional winemaking and good, honest farming is at the core of everything Crawford River does.

Belinda and John Thomson
Belinda and John Thomson
Henty, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Mature riesling from arguably Australia’s pre-eminent riesling producer – in the context, of course, that there’s a lot of stiff competition for that mantle. Straw-green in colour, highly suggestive of orange and mandarin on the nose, textural in a delicious way, bursting with flavour and life. It is fully mature but vigorous with complex flavour. Put simply, it’s a treat." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Belying its age, as these wines so often seem to, the hue is bright and pale. Showing fresh apple blossom and creamy custard apple on the nose and front palate, the wine shows chalky texture throughout. With ever so slight hints of toasty elements here and there, the wine shines; soft and supple from beginning to end, balanced and layered with beautifully poised acidity. Excellent persistence and a joy to drink.

Please also note this is not a re-release wine. The RESERVE Riesling is made in a slightly different style, from a special selection of rows in our oldest block where we see a particular expression. It is not made every year and was first made in 1999.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $150 or more, or just $9 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

Estimated delivery time frames with Australia Post can be viewed here. Please include Authority to Leave instructions in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout if you may not be available to sign for your delivery and would like it left at your front door. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the cart page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

Express Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 15km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here (under the 'Delivery Questions' section). If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

For any other shipping related inquiries, please see our helpful FAQ, email us at hello@differentdrop.com or call us on 1300 668 385..

FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

Yes we offer volume discounts on larger orders. Orders over $499 get a 5% and orders over $999 get a 10% discount. This will be automatically applied during checkout.

How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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