2012 Kerrigan + Berry Riesling Mt. Barker Western Australia (Elsewhere $30)
The purity of varietal expression on the bouquet is paralleled by the tightly carved green apple, citrus and mineral of the palate. This is a classic Riesling simply needing time to burst into a shimmering display of flavours that will seek every corner of the mouth, and linger long after it is swallowed.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Riesling gives notes of freshly squeezed limes, honeysuckle and frangipani with nuances of lemon pastilles and wet slate. Dry, light-bodied and very crisp in the mouth, it offers a wonderful burst of citrus fruit flavor and a long, steely finish. This is one for the acid freaks! Drink it 2014 to 2020+. (LPB)
Laser-focused and intense Riesling from an old hillside block of vines in Mt. Barker. The Langton vineyard was planted back in the early 1970s and produces fruit of stunning depth, concentration of flavor and minerality. The wine has tightly coiled power and needs a few swirls in the glass (and your mouth) to release its fantastic cascade of flavors. The whole citrus spectrum, green apple, feijoa, river stone, ground quartz even...? Unbelievable persistence and linear intensity on the palate. Formidable acidity means this one will only get better, I wouldn't be surprised if this hits its stride five years from now and canters on into its twenties! World class dry Riesling.