2023 Meadowbank Riesling

Highly Rated
Electric small batch Riesling from Peter Dredge and the Meadowbank team.
4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews

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Description

Winemaker Peter Dredge doesn't put a foot wrong when he's got fruit this good to play with, and this is simply a top-flight Tassie Riesling.

As is often the case with Riesling from this part of the country, retaining a little residual sweetness here was the key to balance.

A wine of impeccable line and length, this is ripe for drinking immediately or tucking away for up to a decade in the cellar.

98 points & Top 100 Wines of the Year
"It’s such a ravishing wine, as rich and deep as it is pure and fine. Redefines citrus."
- James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

95+ points
"Top shelf, though comes with the caveat that you have to like them on the more piercing side."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

This wine is a tropical haven full of rich and multidimensional flavour. Ultra-unctuous and sensationally zingy on the palate, with aromas of both passionfruit and lemon/lime minerality. A delightful juxtaposition of sweet yet sour, but still so dry and refreshing - we are genuingely excited to see how this wine continues to evolve.

For those who are yet to taste these over the years, a quick heads up that this is not a typical Aussie Riesling. Our grapes originate from very old Tasmanian vines (planted at Meadowbank in 1974) combined with Gerald's more recently planted German Riesling clones. The cool-climate conditions that sweep through our hidden valley continue to produce fruit of exceptional taste and quality. Our winemaker, Peter Dredge, then splits these Riesling ferments between stainless steel tanks (for refined freshness) and old French oak barrels (for complexity and texture) - the final blend produces a wine where high acid and a gentle kiss of residual sugar dance together in perfect harmony. A truly captivating wine that is completely and utterly delicious.

We highly recommend grabbing a 6-pack of this wine and storing some in your cellar - you can certainly enjoy drinking it right now but as with all of our of our rieslings, they're only going to get better with age! As Tyson Stelzer previously noted - "Remarkable line and length promise grand things in decades to come."

98 points & Top 100 Wines of the Year - "Beautiful Meadowbank, on Tasmania’s upper Derwent River, is primarily a grape grower with 52ha of vines – enough for only 800 dozen directed to wines contract-made by Peter Dredge. It’s such a ravishing wine, as rich and deep as it is pure and fine. Redefines citrus." - James Halliday (The Weekend Australian)

95+ points - "Juicy stone fruit, honey and white flowers, lemon curd, lime, a little spice, and a subtle mineral/petrol note. It’s intense and flavoursome, really bursts through the mouth, green apple mouth-watering acidity, wonderful chalky grip to texture, and a kiss of sweetness on a very long and zingy finish. Is that some ginger in the mix too? It’s all the things, and also, it tastes very pure. Top shelf, though comes with the caveat that you have to like them on the more piercing side." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 3 Total 4 star reviews: 2 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
5 reviews
  • CP
    Chris P.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    5 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Very Nice

    Great wine and you can tell it's not a cheap riesling. There was more fruit flavours than I was expecting, but still dry.

  • KG
    ken G.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    A1

    Definitely in the first rank of Australian Riesling wine

  • TS
    Thomas S.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    3 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Great Riesling!

    Really enjoyable. Pronounced citrus and green apple notes, very refreshing and great spring time drink.

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Meadowbank

Meadowbank is one of the oldest vineyards in Tasmania with the Ellis family having farmed this site since 1976.

This is one of the most important sites on the Apple Isle.

After taking a brief hiatus from producing their own wines, Meadowbank now has the formidable talents of winemaker Peter Dredge at their disposal.

With Dredge in the winemaking hot seat, Meadowbank is set to be one of the benchmark producers in Tasmania for many years to come.

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