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2017 Clonakilla Riesling

Canberra, NSW

Classic Riesling release from the iconic Clonakilla.

$32.00

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Such an enjoyable riesling to drink... It impresses but mostly it just tastes good. Buy.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The name Clonakilla needs no introduction, nor does it's benchmark Riesling. Grown on the Clonakilla estate vineyard in Murrumbateman, this, along with Ken Helm's Rieslings have long been the gold standard for Riesling in the region.

The 2017 looks like a classic vintage of this wine built for drinking now or in more than a decade's time.

This is, as Campbell Mattinson described it, "Such an enjoyable riesling to drink". Looking to get familiar with Canberra Riesling? Then look no further.

About Clonakilla

Clonakilla is one of the true icons of the Australian wine scene. Since its inception, it has been one of (if not THE) leading lights of the Australian cool climate wine insurgence. They boast one of the most collectable wines in the country with their Shiraz Viognier and whether Shiraz, Riesling or otherwise, are considered the benchmark for all things Canberra. Quite simply, one of the true gems in the Australian Wine Industry crown.

About Canberra

Canberra is a sleeping giant of Australian wine. The ability of this region to produce world class wines in only a relatively short history is almost second to none in the whole country. With the ability to produce everything from perfumed and tightly wound Syrah, to razor sharp Riesling and a wide array of emerging varieties and techniques, Canberra will be one of the ‘must watch’ wine producing regions in Australia for many years to come.

Clonakilla
Clonakilla's signature Shiraz Viognier blend, fermenting away
Canberra, NSW
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

“Such an enjoyable riesling to drink. No minor thing. It tastes of lime and candied lemon, slate and red apple, the flow of flavour both elegant and satisfying. That hint of candied/sweet character sits beautifully with the drier, more slate-like aspects. Excellent tang to the finish too. It impresses but mostly it just tastes good. Buy." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

DDS review

“Fresh, youthful, restrained aromas of white pepper and other spices over lemon and citrus palate flavours. The wine is crisp and alive in the mouth with freshness and tang promising to reward even a few months more in the bottle. It's a baby. Very good potential. “ - Huon Hooke

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Reinforces the truth that newly born riesling of high quality can speak as an adult, the grainy acidity of the palate one mode of communication, the depth of the citrus fruit another, filling in the gaps where needed. But none of this is intended to suggest there is any premature ageing - there is none, and the wine has a sure 15-year future etched in stone." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Murrumbateman’s cool, continental climate and decomposed granite soils are perfectly suited to Riesling.

The 2017 vintage was built on the wettest winter and early spring that any of us can remember, followed by a beautiful warm and dry summer. We picked generous crops of perfectly ripened grapes.

Drink now for its pristine floral, citrus-edged fruit or cellar for up to 15 years and watch it develop lime and toast characters with age.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Production : 750ml

Tim Kirk admiring the beauty in the glass
Tim Kirk admiring the beauty in the glass
Clonakilla Cellar Door, Canberra, NSW
Shipping

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