The fruit for this wine is sourced from the original Crawford River vines, planted in the mid 1970’s. The site was selected by the Thomson’s for its cool climate, long growing season and unique soil structure. The vineyard lies at the alluvial edge of a volcanic lava flow. Its roots are in a complex, mineral-rich soil base. Gravelly, friable, basalt loam overlays permeable clay which in turn lies above a limestone base created by an ancient, risen seabed.
HUON HOOKE | THE REAL REVIEW | 98 POINTS
Bright light-mid yellow-green hue, and a refined, restrained lime/lemon aroma. The palate is rich and juicy at the same time as it's refined and delicate. There is power here, concentration and persistence: it's a stunning balancing act of rich, ripe fruit with refinement. Variations on the theme of lemon! This is a magnificent riesling.
NICK STOCK | JAMESSUCKLING.COM | 95 POINTS
Very vivid lemon and lime notes with juice, pith and peel, as well as white peach and some gently herbal notes, too. The palate is smoothly refined, seamless and long with interlaced peach and citrus flavors that hold very long. Concentrated fruit drive here. Drink or hold. Screw cap.