Just about any other producer (except maybe Grosset – who could make the same claim with Springvale over Polish Hill) would love to have this as their top wine: yet the Crawford River crew call it “Young Vines”. Get on board for another year before they put all the fruit into the top wine. Super aromatic with lemon and lime leaf – it’s bursting with fruit richness and really quite opulent in the mid palate. Great length and excellent vitality from the acidity. Not quite the complexity of the big boy, but a sensational drink and it also cellars beautifully. Ian Cook FWC
Surprisingly reticent yet still a delicious rendition this vintage. If anything, it’s more subtle, savoury even. Sure it has the hint of lemon blossom but also wet slate and texture, more phenolic grip. It’s riper and all done well. Screwcap. 13.5% alc. Rating 95 To 2030. Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2021.
One day this wine will become just ‘riesling’ but it will have to come of age. The vines are legally old enough to drink the stuff that comes off them, now. It was the summery thirst quencher I couldn’t stop thinking about on the way back from the beach, today. All lemon-lime, sweet green apple, tart acidity, clip of chalky pucker, refreshment factor through the roof, barely there stickiness of riesling fruit and a faint lick of kero or wet hay or something slightly savoury-waxy. Such a treat. Such a good riesling. Drink 2020-2030+, 94 Points – Mike Bennie, The Wine Front