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2018 Crawford River Riesling 1.5L

Henty, VIC

One of the leading Riesling producers in the country in typically fine form. The 2018 Crawford River Riesling is looking stellar.

HIGH SCORE

$100.00

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About
The bouquet is a butterfly, moving from flower to flower...

James Halliday (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 43rd release is outstanding as evidenced by it's 95 point score from the Halliday Wine Companion. 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

The Crawford River vineyard lies at the alluvial edge of a volcanic lava flow. The 11.5 Ha vineyard has its roots in an unusually complex, mineral-rich soil base. Gravelly, friable, basalt loam overlays permeable clay which in turn lies above a limestone base created by an ancient, risen seabed.

Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon are the two main varieties in the vineyard, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc.

All major activities such as picking, pruning, leaf-plucking, shoot-thinning and green pruning are done by hand.

Our vineyard is maintained without the use of herbicides nor insecticides. We use organic practices and have a bio-dynamic test plot that Belinda has prepared and has planted with Riesling in the Spring of 2014.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"From the '75-'77 planting, crushed and whole-bunch pressed, cool-fermented with cultured and wild yeast, 3 months on gross lees. The bouquet is a butterfly, moving from flower to flower so quickly it's hard to keep up with the citrus blossom, rose petal and wild flower only part of the story. The palate crystallises the citrus component with nerve-tingling acidity." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
Gourmet Traveller WINE

"Henty is a great riesling region although there are few players. This is a cracker, boasting an intense, expressive bouquet, with a note of pepper. Tightly focused, it has penetrating power and precision, the finish very emphatic, dry and lingering. It will age superbly." - Gourmet Traveller WINE

95Points
The Wine Front

"Such a good producer, unnervingly consistent, unique site and reflection in the wines, and geez, the quality aint hard to miss. The ‘estate’ riesling here. Feel the velocity.Sheesh, this has some get up and go. It hits the turbo button on launch with a volume of concentrated citrus fruit and green apple flavours, intense, pulsing, pure and so damn tangy, whooshing across the palate in a laser beam of riesling tang. Complex, compelling, succulent and tight, almost grippy in texture, yes a bit chalky, and starbursts with fresh acidity to finish in the next township over. It’s wicked drinking, shows us what quality, potent and detailed riesling looks like with time to go in cellar. It’s so good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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