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2017 Crawford River Riesling

Henty, VIC

Absolutely sensational release of one of Victoria's finest Rieslings.

$44.00

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Wow this is good.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This is one of those wines that every Riesling lover needs to try.

It comes from the iconic Crawford River winery with Belinda Thomson now crafting some of the finest Rieslings in the land from here family estate

This is the wine they are best known for, and the 42nd release is outstanding as evidenced by it's 96 point score from the Halliday Wine Companion and 95+ from The Wine Front's Mike Bennie. A wine renowned for it's blistering intensity and incredible longevity,  this is simply a must try for any Riesling fan!

A benchmark for Australian Riesling, to be sure.

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

Pretty and perfumed, this wine has a delicate power that is somewhat disarming.  Exuding floral lime notes, chalky texture and taught acidity, the palate is long, elegant and fine.  The palate shows textural qualities of the 100% whole bunch fruit used to craft the wine in 2017, with beautifully poised acidity and phenolic grip underpinning fabulous length and texture that will surely enable great ageing potential.  Un-fined. Filtered. Screwcap.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Wow this is good. There's a lot of very good riesling around but the details here are so punchy and so vivid; it just has that extra something. Lime, slate and spice flavours but it's the palate intensity and power through the finish which sets it apart." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a boon for this wine to have the extra year over the Young Vines (2018). It helps unlock the wine a little, opening up the bouquet and letting the palate show a little extra width. Notwithstanding the Young Vines is excellent, and similarly made, it’s just that time passing seems to work in the favour of riesling from Crawford River – taking time has always been one of the virtues of this extraordinary producer.  Moreish, delicious white that meshes citrus fruit, green apple crunch, mixed mineral-like characters, talc-like texture and exceptional length into a cohesive riesling of quiet power and joyous perfume. It’s a rapier-thrust of tightly wound, lean and refreshing fruit with purity and velocity to burn. Such a sense of precision here too, especially helped by the quivering tension found from the tight, chalky boundaries of the wine. You get the sense of quality fruit and considered winemaking from first sip. Best yet, beyond that, it’s fantastic drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

96Points
Gourmet Traveller WINE

"Crawford River holds its rieslings back a year, which is what more wineries should do. This is a gorgeous wine: the floral, honeyed bouquet includes pith and juice of grapefruit, lime and lemon. It’s focused and lingering, with just a tickle of sweetness easing it down." - GT WINE

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My favourite Riesling prefer this over Grosset. Complex wine with citrus fruit, mineral like flavours, balanced acidity and a long finish, yum!

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Elegant and special

Initial twinkling Riesling minerality and then a surprisingly long finish. Lovely.

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Thanks Sharon! Wonderful wines, iconic Riesling producer. Cheers :)

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