Wine Business Magazine 95 Points!
Wine Front 93+ Points!
Wine Business Magazine 95 points!
“A pure and pristine Clonakilla riesling that contrasts the delicacy of lime blossom with the palate depth of kaffir lime spice, Granny Smith apple and even a hint of guava. There's acid line and precision to tone its intensity, carrying with outstanding line and length. Tense acidity is well intergrated and toned by mouth filling texture”
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Business Magazine, February 2017
"Riesling fanciers should have Clonakilla’s on their radars already, but for the uninitiated this is a great introduction from 2016 – mineral-charged, tangy, succulent. It’s a very consistent wine, I reckon. Perhaps a slightly more zesty year in acid, is the only quiet shift. Good for refreshment factor.
Effortless drinking here, with a high quality feel. Zips along on piercing acidity that drills a zingy hole through the juicy, cool, limey fruit character found in the wine. Aromas are floral, citrussy, lime and kaffir lime leaf, ginger scented, faintly yeasty. Pretty as. Fresh, flirty, then finishes with fine, chalk-meets-crushed-slate vibe. That tight clip to the finish says cellar long."
Mike Bennie, Wine Front
"Following the brilliant 2015, mother nature provided a dramatic encore in producing another remarkable vintage in 2016. The grapes ripened at a steady clip but one key factor put a brake on their progress: the size of the crop. Not more bunches necessarily, but certainly more grapes per bunch. Flavours developed beautifully while acids regally held their ground. To my palate the acid impact is perfectly balanced. A Riesling for lovers of the mythical minerality. It will be very long lived."