2021 Dandelion Kindred Skies of Eden Valley Riesling
Elena Brooks, you're our hero.
The mastermind behind Sister’s Run, Dandelion and Heirloom vineyards is unstoppable. A year ago Elena won the prestigious 'New World Producer of The Year' at the UK's massive Sommelier Wine Awards 2020 - the first time an Australian winery had won. Recently at The McLaren Vale Wineshow, her 2020 Lion’s Tooth Shiraz Riesling was awarded the prestigious ‘Bushing Monarchs’ title, signifying the best wine in the show.
Incredible. We definitely can’t wait to get a hold of that. But in the meantime, we’ll be whetting our palates with this: Elena’s Kindred Skies of Eden Valley Riesling 2021.
It’s maddeningly aromatic, showing honeysuckle, lemon zest and quartz with a spicy, musky florality. A fresh acidity cuts its way through a tightly bound core of concentrated citrus fruit flavours - some ripe, some whole, some juicy, some tart. Clean yet deep, long yet bright; it is full and giving yet shows poise and restraint.
This really is Eden Valley Riesling at it’s finest. A marvellous achievement from a winemaker at the top of her game.