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2019 Crawford River Riesling

Henty, VIC

One of the leading Riesling producers in the country in typically fine form. The 2019 Crawford River Riesling is looking stellar.

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$48.00

Rated 5.0 out of 5
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Pound for pound one of the greatest wines in Australia, by my reckoning, value and quality.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

This is one of those touchstone wines that stands at the front of the pack for Australian Riesling.

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

This is the wine they are best known for, and the 44th release is outstanding as evidenced by it's 95 point score from the Halliday Wine Companion and Mike Bennie at The Wine Front. A wine renowned for it's blistering intensity and incredible longevity, this is simply a must try for any Riesling fan!

With an incredible track record for consistency, this is 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

A particularly fine, mineral expression of our site and the season – this wine is exciting. Delicate citrus, white florals and green melon combine with hints of oyster shell on the nose. A stone-like mineral quality flows from the start of the palate throughout, alongside chalky texture and layers of complexity that meld fruit weight and acidity seamlessly. These elements combine to create a wine of great balance with terrific persistence. Only just beginning its journey. Will benefit from time in the glass.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2040
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The 'old' vines, planted in '75 and '77, hit their straps years ago. Today, this is a wine of provenance. Yet a cool region is not immune to hot/drier weather and this already has some forward toasty, lime marmalade flavours and could advance the ageing process. It is drinking beautifully now, as there's certainly the acid backbone keeping this afloat." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Pound for pound one of the greatest wines in Australia, by my reckoning, value and quality. Again, great wine here. It’s an inky, dense release with impressive flavour spectrum and sense of complexity. Indeed, this release is perhaps less about precision and velocity and more about quiet opulence, layers of fruit character ranging from citrus to apples to stone fruits with spice, herbal detail and strong, talc and chalk-like minerally charm (and texture!) in the mix. So much going on. A wine to really sit back and contemplate, while washing over the senses with a general freshness. Yeah." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

98Points
The Real Review

"Bright light to mid-yellow-green hue, and a refined, restrained lime and lemon aroma. The palate is rich and juicy at the same time as it's refined and delicate. There is power here, concentration and persistence: it's a stunning balancing act of rich, ripe fruit with refinement. Variations on the theme of lemon! This is a magnificent riesling." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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Exceptional resiling

one of my favorites and this vintage lives up to that

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Crawford River - best Riesling in Australia

Australia's best Riesling producer releases a 13 year old winery bottle aged reserve Riesling which gets the best Riesling for the year in James Halliday's wine companion. At $92 it is a steal (and absolutely delicious).

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