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Clonakilla Riesling 2015

Winery: Clonakilla
Region: Canberra District
Wine: Riesling
Variety: Riesling
Vintage: 2015
UOM: 750ml

“The kind of intensity I usually see in warmer regions, but hey, something about these vineyards. Whoosh. The wet stone and floral perfume really plays second fiddle to the incredible inward concentration of this wine. It’s pithy, limey, juicy but coiled up in a scintillating thrust of laser-like intensity that shifts across the palate with great velocity. Epee-thrusts of a dencer, with the cut of finely wrought steel, complete wih filigree on the hilt. It’s an acid driven wine, no doubt, almost too tight now, but drinkability is there for those seeking that salivating expression. Fantastic wine, and should cellar slowly and beautifully. 94+ Points.” – Mike Bennie, Wine Front

“The first of Canberra's 2015 vintage whites flowing onto the market gives us an opportunity to judge the merits of a much-loved season. As the last of the grapes rolled in earlier this year, Ken Helm declared, "The 2015 has outdone even 2013. It ticked every box and is the best across all varieties". And Clonakilla's Tim Kirk wrote of "perfect ripening conditions". Kirk's 2015 riesling, to be released on September 1, could be the finest of the 40 vintages made to date. Very young rieslings tend not to reveal all their fruit flavours and take many months, sometimes years, to flourish. However, the 2015 already reveals great purity and intensity. It's clearly of gold-medal standard (4.5 stars) and may well earn five-star rating in the months and years ahead. 96 Points.” – Chris Shanahan, Good Food

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