Dry River Craighall Riesling 2015

The colour is pale straw with an apple flesh clarity. What stands out on the nose is a ripe fruit intensity. Upon the first smell tangible aromas clearly define this wine. Lemon flowers and lime sherbet are combined with less expected peach and nectarine notes. The extended lees aging in tank shows a light creamy or biscuit character, tying together the aromatics and bringing uniformity.

Some of you might have noticed we delayed the release of this wine. We believe the extended maturation has resulted in a wine that is more approachable and enjoyable upon release, without compromising on cellar potential. The texture extends well beyond the front palate, showing more flesh and body where a glossy cushion brings focus to the centre. We believe this is where the wine shines, purity throughout. Because the acidity brings length and order, the rich content is clearly visible, systematic and perpetual, true to its nature. A soft and gentle wine with a strong backbone that gives pleasure as a young wine, but we anticipate it will also reward further cellaring for another seven to ten years.

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Dry River Craighall Riesling 2015