How does the Riesling age?

Our first Riesling was 2003, and they have all been sealed under screwcap. We are still discovering how long they will go in a good cellar. Wines were tasted from the winery museum. If your cellaring conditions are less than ideal, consider reducing the expected life of the wine.

2011

2011

Pale, green tints. Very youthful, eatery. Classic lemon peel aromas. Fresh and tight, acid-driven. Linear yet soft and clean. Excellent.

Drink until: 2026  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2010

2010

Pale green straw. Gorgeously floral and perfumed, white blossom and confectionary. Delicious, soft and textured, crisp acid finish. Very good.

Drink until: 2025  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2009

2009

Pale green straw. Complex, citrus, some reduction, slightly earthy. Good intensity of lemon-lime fruit. Enjoyable, if slightly phenolic. Good.

Drink until: 2019  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2008

2008

Pale green straw. Very particular grapefruit character, herbal hints. Gorgeous flow and length with loads of line and drive. Grapefruit character persists through the palate. Excellent.

Drink until: 2023  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2007

2007

Medium green-straw colour. Quite intense lime character with some toasty-honeyed development. Soft and fleshy with good weight of flavour, into the tropical, passionfruit and pineapple spectrum. Finishes clean and pure. Excellent.

Drink until: 2020  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2006

2006

Straw-yellow. Fresh citrus, lime and toasty-lime. Attractive, slightly firm.
Good.

Drink until: 2018  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2005

2005

Pale green-yellow. Fresh lime and toasty-lime, showing good balance of young and mature characters. Long and fine with wonderful length. Excellent.

Drink until: 2020  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2004

2004

Bright straw-yellow. Delicate, lime and floral. Good fresh flavour. Soft and textural.
Very good.

Drink until: 2019  
Date Tasted: January 2012

2003

2003

Bright straw-yellow. Intense lifted lime cordial. Soft and fleshy, clean and long. Wonderful drinking, at its best. Excellent.

Drink until: 2017  
Date Tasted: January 2012