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A smaller volume than usual from the tough, dry conditions of 2002, resulting in a powerful example of our riesling. Zingy acidity with lots of citrus and floral notes to the bone dry palate. Half was conventionally crushed and pressed, the other half whole bunch pressed, aiming to increase the delicate floral characters. 13.5% alcohol.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - August 2007
Pale colour. Lemon/ lanolin/ pear skin aromas. Top notch wine with lemony/ lanolin/ pear juice flavours, touch of musk, racy/ minerally acidity and tremendous flavour length. Gorgeous wine but drink soon. Now-2015. 93 points.
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 17th August 2012
Medium pale colour. Fresh and complex pear skin, lemon zest, tonic water, minerally aromas. Very seductive and fresh with plenty of lemon curd, grapefruit, tonic water flavours, chalky textures and long indelible acidity. Drinking well now. Not in the class of 2004, but still very attractive. Now - 2018 91 points
Tasting notes by Andrew Caillard, MW - 8th August 2017
Medium colour. Fresh yet developed wine with flinty, geosmine, tobacco leaf aromas and verbena, lemon curd notes. Very attractive developed wine crème brulée, roasted nuts, and lemon notes with soft fleshy textures, creamy complexity/ viscosity and fine crisp acidity. Perfect balance between age and youth. Some bitter lemon notes at the finish. 13.5% Alc 93 points – Now