The wine has lifted varietal Riesling character with floral and citrus aromatics of grapefruit, lime and lemon. The palate is seamless with a richness of flavour built from perfect ripening conditions leading into a stellar vintage.
"In one sense there’s nothing much to say about this wine, simply because its persona is classic Clare. Lemon, lemongrass and lime fruit are f used together by acidity that doesn’t jar on the finish, simply providing the all-important length and crisp finish." 95pts - Halliday Magazine, May '20 "Top Drops"
"It’s always a joy when the first young Clare rieslings appear in bottle a few months after vintage each year, especially when they’re as lime-juicy and as slatey-dry as this one." Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Magazine, Sept '19
"Excellent intensity of flavour. (...)." "Excellent intensity of flavour. Lime, bath salts, a whisper of florals, chalk. Both region and variety strike straight at you and in a good way. There’s the burst, and then there’s a tightening, and then there’s a lingering dryness. It sets sail for now as much as it does for the future though no doubt it will cover both." Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, Aug '19
"(...) gorgeously fragranced..." "A triumph of a challenging drought year, Tim Adams' legendary Riesling is gorgeously fragranced with white flowers and loaded with pristine lemon, kaffir lime, apple and white pepper. It holds impressive persistence and presence. With dry season concentration and structure, this is a vintage to drink young." Tyson Stelzer, WBM, Sept/Oct '19