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2015 Crawford River Reserve Riesling

Henty, VIC

A beautifully textured Reserve Riesling from Crawford River. A special drop.

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$95.00

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Concentration and power with grace and freshness... Outstanding release

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

As well as rereleasing wines ready for drinking straight away, the Thomson family at Crawford River also keep back wines to release for the first time, with considerable age./p>

This offering of their Reserve Riesling is truly an outstanding one. Toasty nuttiness mingles with everything you know and love about Riesling - citrus, mouth-watering acidity, and a refreshing air of lightness. It just oozes class, and shows off a concentrated velvet red carpet of a palate.

It's definitely something that can make any occasion extra-special.

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
Additional Info

From The Producer

There is, simultaneously, a youthful and mature element to this wine which is immediately present. A toasted, nutty element, often synonymous with the evolution of Crawford River Rieslings adds great depth and complexity. These notes are complimented with bright citrus, creating a lightness to the concentrated fruit profile. Texture is a defining feature throughout the wine, along with the purity of fruit and persistence that are hallmarks of these very special wines.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

Belinda Thomson and her crew
Belinda Thomson and her crew
Henty, VIC
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Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Concentration and power with grace and freshness. You see the maturity in elements of honeycomb and brown lime notes, a bit of peanut brittle and hazelnut in the mix, but green lime, green apple and green mango are persuasive, and the texture has this incredible chalky edge that brings forth max drinkability and a great reset of the palate after each sip. It’s a wine with its plumage on show, a fine, excellent and complex thing in the glass. Outstanding release – and more to go." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Still incredibly youthful and fine, with little or no colour development. The delicately scented bouquet is matched with a tightly furled palate, with grapefruit zest and acidity made to precise measure." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

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