Matt Holmes, the young Australian hired to make the 2005 vintage, has scored a brilliant debut with this wine, which seems inspired by the style of Clare Rieslings. The wine begins with citrus aromas, continuing with flavours of fresh limes and minerals. The bright, even racy, acidity gives the wine a crisp signature on the finish. It is a wine made for food. 88 points.
Something to watch for: An ‘Old Vines’ Riesling 2005 is scheduled for release next year. A pre-release sample that I tasted is very promising, with intense citrus fruit, more concentrated minerals and a tingling acidity. 91 points.
~ John Schriener