96pts - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com | 96pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review | 94pts - Ned Goodwin MW - Halliday Wine Companion
100% Riesling grown on the Isolation Ridge Vineyard. Only made in the most suitable vintages, fruit for this wine was sourced from Geisenheim clone Riesling vines planted in 1988. This clone is renowned for retaining high levels of acidity throughout the growing season.
A complex, beautifully balanced combination of fruit intensity, complexity of flavour and alluring finish. A wine of exceptional elegance and poise where texture is enhanced and massaged throughout by the combination of fruit integrity, natural acidity and a well-crafted retention of residual sugar. This “off-dry” (16g/L residual sugar) style results in enhanced fragrance and aromatics.
"With striking clarity and purity, this is the sort of Riesling you can get lost in, merely by breathing in the aromas of fresh sliced limes, white peaches and grapefruit, as well as nuances of white flowers, gun flint and spice. The palate has a similarly complete and composed style, leading you along with pristine lime, apple, white-peach and fresh-pear flavours. Long and effortless, this is all so pleasurable. From organically grown grapes." 96pts - Nick Stock - JamesSuckling.com
"Very light-yellow hue, with a powerful aroma of lemon-pith, dried flowers and spices, including star anise, very complex and beautiful. The taste is delicate and refined, restrained and youthfully reserved, but searingly intense, with a faintly off-dry balance lending a certain juiciness to the palate. The sweetness is balanced by a touch of tannin grip. A glorious wine." 96pts - Huon Hooke - The Real Review
"Named after the founders, Barrie Smith and Judi Cullam. Off-dry and crafted from a plot-by-plot-by-row selection across the most propitious sites. Lemon squash, candied citrus zest, mountain herb and tonic. This serves as a transparent stream of uncluttered Riesling scents, neither too dry and sour; nor excessively fruity and dainty. Make no mistake, despite its ethereal flow, this mid-weighted Riesling packs punch across a long finish of sap and crunch, the dollop of sugar mitigating the grape's soprano acidity." 94pts - Ned Goodwin MW - Halliday Wine Companion