Light and refreshing on the palate, this riesling packs in fruit intensity and hints of jasmine and orange blossom. The fruit driven style gives way clean acidity, leading the wine to an enjoyable, refreshing finish.
From the Winery
Small batches of grapes are crushed gently, chilled and then transferred to specially designed steel basket presses. Gentle extraction of the juice is critical in these early stages to retain the delicate fruit characters. Jasmine and orange blossom, along with lemon and lime characters leap from the glass. The sugar-acid balance from this fine vintage is impeccable. While both are present, they manage to meld together creating a mouth-watering yet supple sherbet character, which finishes dry and mineral, not cloying in the slightest. A pleasure to drink right now, this wine will evolve elegantly for many years to come.
95 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion "An utterly impressive wine from a winery best known for its flotilla of red wines; its fruit has the juicy flavour and mouthfeel of the kind expected of a dry Mosel riesling; the intensity of the fruit is heightened by the crisp, crunchy acidity on the finish and aftertaste. The Dry Dam name is an anachronism."
91 Points - Gary Walsh, Wine Front "It’s certainly off dry, but the little dance between sugar and acid is nicely done here. Green apple, blossom perfume, lime and the like. Juicy sweetness, crackle of acidity, tang of sweet/sour green apple on a pretty long finish. Fresh and fun to drink. Would be tops with more spicy food or stuff like ‘traditional Australian Chinese’."
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WBW Rating: 95/100
Closure: Screw Top
Region: McLaren Vale/Adelaide Hills, SA
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