A riesling of great texture, personality and drinkability. There is a great volume of pot pourri, citrus & slate in the bouquet, providing a pretty intro to each sip. The palate shows off a really fine, powdery-chalky feel that is in harmony with lemon pith and green apple. The fruit sweetness and powdery tannins drive the long finish.
Riesling from Heathcote. Yes. Even more texture from 2018 compared to 2017 it feels, though 24 hours skin fermentation might be part of it, and now sees ceramic egg and barrel rather than stainless steel.
Quince and preserved lemon comes to mind. Tonic water too. Quite intense, squeaky textured, inwardly concentrated, lightly saline. Lemon-lime jostling. Fresh as can be but with intensity and detail on its side. Pucker, chalkiness, fine bony feel – just lovely this feel. Detailed riesling of good velocity and drinkability.
93 Ponits, Mike Bennie, Winefront