Light gold. Strong citrus and mineral aromas pick up kerosene and floral qualities with air. Pliant orange and apple flavors display very good depth and a smoky mineral undertone. The smokiness and minerality gain strength on the sappy, persistent finish. Already attractive.
Dusty lime up front shifts to cider apple flavors in the finish, where the flavors last. It's briny and light. For crab stew.
The 2007 Riesling is light straw-colored with green overtones. It offers an excellent perfume of lemon-lime, spring flower garden, and grapefruit. Crisp and dry on the palate, guava and pineapple emerge to add complexity.
Smells just gorgeous, combining classic lime sherbet notes with hints of petrol and fleurs blanches. But in the mouth it lacks the same finesse, and shows a riper, chunkier character that leans toward pineapple and peach. It's still very good, but don't expect it to age well past 5 or 6 years.
Below is a listing of the wine review scores we frequently reference in our notes. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.
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2008 Bindi "Quartz" Chardonnay Victoria (Elsewhere $80)
2007 Tyrrell's Reserve Sémillon Hunter Valley New South Wales
2008 Eagle Vale Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Margaret River
2007 Tahbilk Marsanne "Museum Release" Nagambie Lakes Victoria
1997 Clarendon Hills "Astralis" Shiraz Clarendon Australia