2018 'Pride of Erin' Reserve Riesling
97/ pts James Halliday
The Pride of Erin Reserve Riesling rightly takes it place among the 'Top Echelon' of Australia's best Riesling.
James Halliday's apt description of this wine as 'Liquid Poetry' is befitting the quality of this magnificent drop
The 1st Reserve Riesling I have bottled as Erin Eyes but this near classic vintage and a great vineyard called out for it.
the single vineyard in the Penwortham micro climate displayed outstanding fruit on the vine and when it came into the winery.
This vineyard not only provide fruit of outstanding lime, grapefruit and lemon flower characters but high natural acidity. Contrary to what one would think this actually mellows the rich fruit and gives it a softer edge.
A whole lot is happening here with so many aromas it is a hard lot list. Definitely the ripe citrus aromas but musk, rose petals and floral perfumes.
As with the nose there are a complexity of flavours just dancing in the mouth. Lime, orange peel, you name it. The great natural acidity is the background to what I think will be a top wine.
Sit out in the Winter sun, warm Spring air and even sheltered Summer heat and I would happily drink this wine alone or with oysters. In fact any lighter meal.Aging Potential 8-12 years
Huon Hooke After tasting sixty two 2018 Rieslings from around Australia, Huon Hooke (Age and Sydney Morning Herald wine writer and experienced wine judge) still rates Steve Wiblin’s Pride of Erin Reserve Riesling the best he has tasted.
Rec Retail $420/ 12 bottle - $35 bottle
Checkout Price $336/12 bottles - $28/bottle