Knappstein Clare Valley Ackland Vineyard Watervale Riesling 2023


A confession. I was so impressed with the Enterprise from 2023 that I did not imagine the team at Knappstein would be able to top it. But that is just what they have done with their Ackland. And at this price, if you can think of a valid reason for not putting a case or two in the cellar, let me know, because I can’t. The colour is that of a pale watery sunrise. This is refined and focused, intense and yet with an imperious elegance with a persistent finish and a fine line of acidity which runs the length. Fine citrus and slate notes apparent, with florals and a hint of crisp pear. Beautifully balanced, clean and taut, that balance is a real highlight. It is a stunning Riesling with twenty years ahead of it.