Watervale Reserve Riesling
From the wonderful 2018 vintage, a small parcel from the Castine “Hayshed Block” stood out for it’s ageing potential and was kept separate from the main Watervale blend.
Vibrant and intense flavours, with a fresh palate, clean structure and chalky acid.
RRP AU $32.00 | 2018 ORDER NOW
Wine Press and Accolades
92 points - James Suckling – 07/06/2021
This moves around as the best-aging parcel each vintage. It has a gently toasty edge with some age showing to the lime and lemon fruit. The palate has a smoothly refined and gently glossy edge. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
96 points - James Halliday – 06/08/2020
WVR 603 K. The Koerner G6 Block stood out when the time came to bottle the main release, so this small parcel was retained and released separately. Add another 3+ years and you’ll have something to celebrate for your wisdom.
94 points - Campbell Mattinson – 17/03/2020
Clare Valley riesling from the Watervale sub-region. Koerner G6 Block. Reserve. Such an interesting riesling. So much body and such good intensity. It’s textural too. It tastes of lime leaf, lemon, gravel, wet slate and orange blossom. I thought it was going to be sweet but then it wasn’t; it’s just the body of it, the way it balloons in the mouth. It’s well worth tracking down. It will age but personally I would drink it young. I’m tossing up 93/94 but opted higher on the grounds of personality and intensity, if not for out-and-out length.
94 points - Ken Gargett – 04/03/2020
Spices and lemony notes here. Some limes. A hint of a chalky background and a slight oystershell note. Still so youthful but offers terrific intensity. It does feel that this is trying to exhibit some of those traditional developed honey notes but has not quite got there yet. Slightly rounded, has fine balance and a promising future. The acidity is pinpoint. Cracking stuff.
93 points - Huon Hooke - – 31/01/2020
Subtle floral bouquet, low-key but attractive, and slightly lime-leafy. The wine is rich and full, soft and broad, with a very dry balance, yet soft. Intense but light-bodied, with good persistence.