Mitchell Wines Watervale Riesling 2021

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Seems that the Clare Valley can do no wrong in this much-hyped, and deservedly so, vintage. Another fine Riesling, this one from the Watervale sub-district.

Fermentation is with indigenous vineyard yeasts and the wine spends five months sitting on its lees. Lovely green/gold colour. The nose immediately exhibits some luscious lime/citrus characters but also some tropicals, notably passionfruit and pineapple. All very appealing. The wine broadens a little across the palate and the flavours flow beautifully. Bone dry, there is good, slightly crunchy acidity which carries through on a reasonably long finish. Floral notes emerge here and there, interweaving with the lime. This has a good eight to ten years of development ahead of it. At the moment, it is showing more generosity of flavour and style than piercing length and laser sharp focus. I know both styles have many fans, so if you like that generosity of flavour then you’ll love this. Great effort.

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