Very nice, big citrus notes — 17 days ago
Springvale is usually the less austere when compared to the Grosset Polish Hill. This is a pale lemon in colour. Touch of Kerosene amongst the white flower aromatics. Citrus on the light restrained palate with the acid which will propel this well past 10 years of age. Will be at its peak then similar to the 2011 Petaluma, another Clare Valley Riesling, I had recently. — a month ago
Almost water white with some green. Less racy then other examples. Some lime but no lime cordial. Milder vs the great Clare Valley examples — 10 days ago
One of the pleasures in life is having a 10 year old Clare Valley Riesling. Had the last one a year ago in August 2020. This time some kerosene notes creeping in with the peachy notes. Honeyed nuances on the palate. Delicious. Diminished acid but could be kept for a few more years. A little chalky minerality. I think I have one left. — a month ago
Still catching up with notes from before the Cairns trip. A mature Clare Valley Riesling still with a 5+ year future. Citrus flowers of lime and lemon with a sherbet note. Developing a paraffin nuance. Drinking well with a refreshing citric acid cut to cleanse the palate. Moreish. — 22 days ago
This wine amazes me. I mean, it's made in Adelaide Hills, not in the coldest region out there, but Ochota manages to craft it light with low residual sugar level. Unique style and sophisticated wine that requires time and effort to fully appreciate it. Cherry nut, sauerkraut, spices, strawberries, fallen leaves, dill and flowers. Delicate, delicious and easy going Pinot Noir. Has the right amount of 'craziness' in it without compromising on quality.
Tasted on 2021-09-14 — 4 days ago