2023 Crawford River Riesling

Highly Rated
One of the leading Riesling producers in the country, in typically scintillating form.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
7 Reviews

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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 winerym 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 this release is once again outstanding. 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.

97 points
"This is seriously impressive young riesling, brilliant now but promising much for the future."
- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

This wine always takes a while to wake up and will continue to come out of its shell in the coming year. It leads with crushed rock & chalky minerality. Following on the nose is citrus, fruit and florals. Layers of kafir lime, white nectarine & apple blossom. The palate is textured and complex with the minerality continuing on the palate which is a hallmark of this site. The fruit is layered and intense with nashi pear, white nectarine and grapefruit with soft acidity lending incredible length to finish. This wine is ready to drink however will benefit from more time in the bottle./p>

Region: Henty, VIC
Blend: Riesling (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
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97 points - "Very light, bright yellow colour wth a haunting fresh fragrance of lemon-peel, lime juice and high-toned estery floral notes. The wine is tremendously intense and rich in the mouth, lifted in the core by a tickle of sweetness which niftily counteracts the quite high acidity. There is a firmness that stops just short of austerity. Long, long carry. This is seriously impressive young riesling, brilliant now but promising much for the future." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

97 points - "100% whole-bunch pressed fruit that spent six weeks on lees prior to racking, sulphur addition and blending. A luminous, bright green gold. Ravishing aromatics. Apricots, orange blossom, geranium, makrut lime leaves and more. Just as enticing on the dry, gently textured, energetic and very long palate. And while it's just so damn delicious now, history tells us that it's always worth putting what is one of Australia's greatest wines away for a few years." - Philip Rich (Halliday Wine Companion)

93 Points - "From 1970s planted vines. The legacy continues. This is curious in its mark. It’s washy and somewhat loose knit, imbued with some lanolin, honeycomb and truffle characters amongst more expected and tightly wound lemon, lime, green apple and cumquat piquancy. Licks and whiffs of white balsamic lift things nicely, a touch of quince, some ginger and waxy honeycomb appear too. It feels more gourmand or gustatory than the line, length and precision usually expected from young Crawford River riesling, but in that a good reflection of the tricky growing season, perhaps. It’s wider gauge and more wide-ranging fruit and savoury elements draw you in. Perhaps best not drunk piping cold to feel the wine relax. Curious and cool." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 7 reviews
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7 reviews
  • MH
    Michael H.
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    2 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    An excellent wine from a very consistent producer

    A wonderful quite complex riesling - dry, a nice combination of minerality and citrus. Flavor excellent on first taste and prolonged. Looking forward to trying other bottles with time.

  • MB
    Mark B.
    Verified Buyer
    1 year ago
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent Australian Riesling

    This is a uniquely rich, yet totally dry Australian riesling that still maintains the acidity so essential to this wine's affinity for virtually any food pairing.

  • NC
    Nigel C.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Riviting Riesling

    Some of the best Riesling produced in Australia...bar none.

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Crawford River

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 - Henty, VIC Crawford River

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