2019 Bannockburn Riesling


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Mainly from vines planted in '76, plus a modest planting in '15. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight, then racked to tank for cold fermentation (for freshness plus drive), part to old puncheons (for texture and complexity). It's far better than the other small scattered patches from the region, and will build with age. Made for fun, but achieved more than that.
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion
The Brief
Alcohol
12.5%
Net Volume
750ml
Vintage
2019
Sweet Very Dry
Wine Scale 3
How's it taste?
Matt Holmes' 2019 Riesling is just the third Bannockburn release to include material from a younger plot of Riesling (planted 2015). The lion’s share of the fruit remains drawn from Bannockburn’s ungrafted 1976 plantings. It was fermented in a combination of tank and oak cask. As with the last couple of vintages, there were no additions other than a touch of sulphur. Enticing aromas of orange blossom, ginger and green apple present before a fleshy and textured palate with elements of orchard fruit and citrus, balanced by saline minerality and a core of freshening acidity.
How was it made?
We only produce a small amount of Riesling, but it’s a great opportunity to have some fun with one of the “noble” grape varieties.
Critic Reviews
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Expert Review
93 Points
James Halliday - Halliday's Wine Companion
Mainly from vines planted in '76, plus a modest planting in '15. Hand-picked, whole-bunch pressed, settled overnight, then racked to tank for cold fermentation (for freshness plus drive), part to old puncheons (for texture and complexity). It's far better than the other small scattered patches from the region, and will build with age. Made for fun, but achieved more than that.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
James Suckling
Aromas of lemon and lime, as well as a tangerine and gently mineral edge. Some florals too. The palate has a very vivid and fresh feel with intense, smooth lemons and peaches. Dry, smooth finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
Expert Review
Expert Review
93 Points
Huon Hooke - The Real Review
Reserved, restrained dried herb, dry straw aromas, background of fresh lime juice. The wine is very intense and penetrating, precise and focused. There is richness and textural breadth to the palate. Full, supple and rounded. Very smart wine, better in a year or two.
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Expert Review
91 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front
Bannockburn’s riesling is usually worth a look. It’s grown mostly on vines planted in 1976, with half going into stainless steel and the other half into old oak.Plenty of texture as you’d expect, effectively into lush territory, though bursts of stone fruit and citrus keep the momentum going, the zip. There’s a smoky minerality to this wine, almost a sea-spray element. It works.
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Expert Review
90 Points
Bob Campbell MW - The Real Review
Medium-dry riesling that reveals an initial hint of sweetness that is balanced by crisp acidity giving a dry, mouth-watering finish. Subtle lime juice, citrus, white rose, saline and oyster-shell flavours. Accessible now but with good cellaring potential
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