Mitchell McNicol Clare Valley Riesling 2015


Well-aged Clare Valley Riesling: always a treat! Out of the cellar, this 2015 McNicol is ready to charm right here, right now. Shows complexity from the first sniff with its heady aromas of jasmine, orange peel, lemon barley, buttered toast and honey. There’s an inherent warmth to the wine. It’s there in the natural textural flow, the almost opulent flavour intensity in honeyed toast, lemon curd and florals interlaid with a lemon/orange peel bright savoury spark to close. Acidity, the key to a long life, is holding firm throughout. I’d call this a comfort wine, which it is, but it is also so much more.