The distinctive regional style of the Clare Valley has made it a benchmark for Australian Riesling for decades.
A vibrant pale straw colour. The bouquet has lifted aromas of freshly squeezed lime juice with hints of orange blossom. The palate is fresh, bright and lively bursting with green apple, citrus and mineral acidity. Great length and a very flavoursome finish.
Allegiance Wines has sourced this premium parcel of Riesling from the Watervale sub region of the Clare Valley. This wine is an excellent example of the outstanding results possible, when an allegiance between growers and winemakers creates their best expression of the varietal and vintage. Cellar potential of 2-4 years.
Starting to move into its secondary stage showing all those delicious toasty characters that what make this variety so good with a few years of age in it. Slightly buttered toast character with hints of lemon and orange rind. Drinking rather well now. Cellar: 5 years
Consider that this wine is a mere five bucks more than the 2016. Unless you prefer the bright, very youthful style, and many do, it is a no brainer. And yet even with that extra time, this wine is still fresh and persistent. There are florals and citrus here, but the citrus is more orange rind and even nectarine, than the lemony notes of the younger wine. There is even a touch of lemon butter and toast emerging. A fine Riesling and there is more to come. Score: 92/100 Best drinking: at least another decade of pleasure to be had here. Alc: 12%