BLOODWOOD - Our favourite producer in Orange
Up there with the best Rieslings in Australia. I mean, anyone from NSW can proudly put this wine on the table with the best from SA (Grosset, Henschke, KT, Jim Barry) Victoria (Crawford River) & WA (Frankland Estate).
Lime, lemon zest, riper quince and a sherbet Pez-like quality are de rigueur, yet what sets this Riesling apart is a volcanic pulse that meshes flavor, mineral and juicy, free-flowing acidity into a delectable whole. Extended lees handling proves rewarding. Indeed, there is nothing hard about this. A beauty now, or over the next decade plus. Rating: 95 Points. Drink: to 2028. James Halliday Wine Companion 2018.