Forest Hill Block 1 Riesling 2016


James Halliday 97 Points!


"A wine with a pedigree equalled by few others." - Wine Companion

Australia, WA, Great Southern
750mL
#White  #Riesling  #Western Australia  #Rest of Australia  #Great Southern  

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James Halliday 97 Points!


 

"A wine with a pedigree equalled by few others, stretching back to '65, the oldest cool climate vines in WA. Hand-picked and sorted then whole bunch-pressed, the free-run juice kept separate for this wine, a long, cool ferment with a Champagne yeast followed. Quartz-white; the bouquet is subdued, making you unprepared for the explosive intensity and length of the brilliantly detailed palate, with all its future flavours shimmering translucently in the backdrop."


 

- James Halliday


 

"Produced from mature vines in a region originally selected for this variety, Forest Hill's Block 1 Riesling has gained world-wide recognition and support. The grapes from Block 1 result in wines of outstanding varietal flavours, true to Mount Barker. Fermented with wild yeasts to add palate richness and complexity while softening the vibrant, crisp natural acidity, the Forest Hill Rieslings are enhanced by a long, lingering, often flinty finish, ensuring wonderful graceful ageing.


 

Bright straw with green hues. There are lifted aromas of jasmine, lime blossom and sea spray. The palate displays citrus zest, fresh lime/grapefruit and slate. Natural acidity drives the long mineral palate and as always typical Block 1 chalky texture."


- Forest Hill