Adelina Polish Hill River Riesling 2018

Wine Front 94 Points!

Australia, SA, Clare Valley
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Wine Front 94 Points!

"Pure and driving, such fine clean acidity, that cool water over river pebbles cliché for sure, light lemon flavour with a little lemongrass. Clean and crunchy finish of fine length. This is good."

Gary Walsh, Wine Front, October 2018


"Adelina's Polish Hill River Riesling is drawn from Lyn and Robert Jaeschke's Hill River Estate, planted in 2000 on grey brown loam on shale and sandy limestone. As with the Watervale Riesling, the Polish Hill River fruit is handpicked, whole bunch pressed, fermented and raised in stainless tanks.

The difference here is that the balance of fruit and acidity is such that Col ferments the Polish Hill River bone-dry, whereas the Watervale is bottled with a little residual. It's the more linear expression of the two Rieslings but it's no less impressive. 2018 has produced a set of Adelina Rieslings with more succulence and power than 2017, yet there's no getting away from the fact that here we have an Australian Riesling of wonderful grace and class."