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2017 Crawford River Riesling Nektar 375ml

Henty, VIC

Another delicate, delicious dessert Riesling from one of Australia's iconic producers. Of the Gods indeed.

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About The Wine

Crawford River, one of the most notable Riesling producers in the country, also make an outstanding dessert wine from botrytised fruit, when the vintage allows. It shows rare intensity and complexity in the context of Australian stickies.

The key is the impeccable balance; where fruit, sugar, the signature searing acidity and prodigious length of this estate's Rieslings all work together in perfect harmony.

The 2017 release is a little less intensely sweet than previous releases at just 70 grams residual sugar per litre.

Will drink beautifully from day one, however with time layers of honeyed and nutty characters will emerge if you have the patience.

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
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From The Producer

A very elegant expression of our Nektar. A beautiful, fine line of pure citrus elements alongside the typical dried apricot and kumquat marmalade that speak of the natural botrytis present in this wine. Delicate lime flowers, together with lemon curd and subtle, pithy qualities create a divine juxtaposition between sweet and savoury notes, which elicit complexity and sophistication. The varying, unctuous qualities are underpinned by a taut line of acidity which drives the palate, creating freshness and definition, counteracting any potential for cloying on what is a fabulous, long finish. Superb now, this wine will continue to age for a number of years to come.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 375ml

Belinda Thomson in the vineyard
Belinda Thomson in the vineyard
Henty, VIC
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The Thomsons of Henty do not put a foot out of step, which is probably a good thing with all the sheep and cattle around on their property. Nektar 2017 is a lacy, delicate sticky that bristles with insistent acidity. A vibrant, luminous wine. - DD Wine Crew

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Beautiful sweet wine

If you are a fan of Tokaj wine but want to try something local give this a go. Really enjoyable - sweet but not cloying.

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Apricot Nectar

Extraordinary dessert wine that offers something unique each time I drink it. With some air in the bottle, being half consumed, it has an emerging luscious apricot flavour while still retaining orange-citrus notes. Accompanied a gorgeous Gluten free Almond and Orange cake from a local patisserie to make a match made in heaven. Really have to hold myself back not to drink the whole thing at once. Dessert (Desert) Island category for me and I will have to buy at least 1/2 a case of this.

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