Mitchell McNicol Riesling 2010


The elite Mitchell offering, with only 250 cases made, the name a nod to the pioneer of this proud wine family. From a tiny Watervale vineyard, this has been given the royal treatment, fermented partly in tank, partly in wood, then matured on its lees in a larger oak barrel. It’s mid-gold now, 10 years old, with attractive toast – heavily buttered – and lime marmalade characters. In riesling terms, this is quite full bodied, its minerally feel perhaps reflecting tannins that have softened with age. A grand varietal statement, and not afraid of what it stands for.