A spritely, vibrant and very youthful nose of lime leaf, citrus peel and lemon grass. The palate shows similar flavours yet is more succulent, juicy and generous than most Clare Valley equivalents. This has quite a bit of primary fruit and is very expressive and energetic, with an acid line that brings an abundance of freshness and zing. When tasted next to the ‘estate’ Riesling, this wine doesn’t have the power and concentration, but it overdelivers in vibrant flavours perfectly matched to Spring and Summer drinking. – Ches Cook, FWC.
Sorta young vines, with plantings from 2010 and 2000 used for this wine. Crawford River should be on any riesling lovers radar, though I suspect it already is well and truly. All the florals, all the citrus fruits, flinty, tangy, pithy and pristine. It shows great velocity through the palate, pinpoint accuracy too, zestiness, a mouth-puckering and refreshing finish. It’s summery as it is elegant and unevolved, a svelte, whooshing thrust of riesling with fine detail in tow. Deliciousness is a by-word. No brainer for anyone who loves lively, energetic, refreshing white wines, with a touch of class. 94 points. – Mike Bennie, Wine Front.