Kilikanoon Meyman’s Riesling 2020


Who doesn’t love a terrific Clare Riesling? Well, sadly, far too many winelovers, but I firmly maintain that is simply because they really have not given the variety a fair go. Good Clare Riesling, and this is certainly a good Clare Riesling, is one of this country’s great wine styles. Even better, it is usually ridiculously good value, and this is certainly ridiculously good value. From the Watervale sub-region, this is free run juice only. It is named for Richard Meyman who supervised the original planting of the vineyard.

Lovely pale straw in colour, the nose is bright, fresh and quite delightful. This is showing all the hallmarks of a classic Clare Riesling. Notes of citrus, grapefruit especially, with a steely backbone. Spices, florals and the merest hint of cold tea. Tight, with a lengthy finish, all backed by vibrant acidity. This has a decade ahead of it and will certainly get better. In time, it will undoubtedly deserve a higher score.