96 Points Gary Walsh & James Halliday
The GCV Premium Riesling comes from the oldest block of Riesling vines on the vineyard. Our aim is to make something that is more textural than the Celtic Farm, not relying totally on acidity to give length and drive to the wine.
Pale green in appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling characters of lemon, lime and apple plus some bath salts/talc elements also on display as well. The palate is fresh, crisp and dry; the concentrated flavours and balanced acidity works in conjunction with the long, textural finish.
“Essence-like, with all that lime juice and then a jasmine perfume above. Juicy, but straight-backed, with a slate-like texture, pure acid cut, an almost spicy exotic finish of impeccable length. Marvellous. A cut above.” – 96 Points Gary Walsh
“More structured than its more approachable Celtic Farm sibling, crushed and destemmed, fermented with wild and cultured yeast. The difference between this and Celtic Farm is striking: while there is an abundance of fruit, this has greater structure and texture, its minerally acidity bolder. Has all the ingredients to develop into a great riesling with a minimum of 5 years in bottle.” – 96 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday