Silkwood Estate The Walcott Riesling 2020


We are so used to riesling from the Clare and Eden Valleys that we forget how appealing some of those West Aussie Rieslings can be. Pemberton is, in WA terms, not far from either Margaret River or the Great Southern (in real world terms, take several cut lunches, a compass and several weeks off). 

From a single vineyard, this offers tight, focused floral and minerally notes. It is more forward than one might expect from our other star regions, but nothing wrong with that. Supple and intense, and with good length, this is slightly dense and fuller than what one might expect from a good Clare or Eden Riesling at the same stage but lingers nicely. Different, yes, but pleasing, nonetheless.