No photo of the bottle, just the sheet from the tasting with Nav. This wine gave me goosebumps! I don't think it's too much for me to claim that this is currently one of Australia's best rieslings.
Aromatically charges at you with hits of flower, stone fruits, and lees. Add lemon zest, spice, and minerality to the palate, and a finish that persists for ages. Textural, but more in the line of Donhoff than Keller. The term "glacial purity" gets tossed around in the tasting notes for this wine, which is pretty spot on.
Notes: Dolerite deposits under gravel form the soil base for this wine. Whole bunch pressed, wild ferment, 6 months on lees. The wines of Domaine Simha were one of the first wines that taught me about terroir when I first started this wine thing. So good to be reacquainted with them again - truly wines of place! — 5 days ago
Med yellow color. Beautiful citrus, pineapple, honeysuckle, hint of toasted coconut flavor. The nose is very intensely floral and focused. High viscosity, piercing acidity which I like a lot, really nice grapefruit and orange peel on the palate. Personally I love this more than the JJP Graacher Himmelreich last week because of the higher acidity and lushness. 9.5% alc. 2015 vintage — a day ago
Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeee it. This is sick. Nose is mineral and awesome grapefruit peel. Like insane. Palate is so dense. Mineral. Citrus on the grapefruit side. So freaking dense. Great acids. Long finish. So Good. Young winemakers. Watch out. Bought from Fass selections. — 3 days ago
I haven't spent a lot of time with Spatelese harvest Riesling, so I thought it's about time to experiment with the later harvests. This one was a surprising one! Mineral and rubbery on the nose, following with notes of white flowers, honey suckle, white pepper, and sweet Meyer lemon. The pallet was perfectly balanced between its acid and sugar - soft and rounded exhibiting flavors of white peach, ripe mango and cantaloupe, crushed wet slate, and a soft finish of key lime. Very refreshing, and never cloying. For about $20, this was perfect for the evening. This is one i would serve to anyone. — 3 days ago
Slate in spades! Lots of smoke, flloral nuances, candied lemon, Reine Claude, apricot and bruised red apple. Very precise and well-defined in its aromatics.
What I think is remarkable of this wine is the way how airyness, elegance and detail are balanced with the impressive concentration of minerals and creamy fruit in the mid-palate. A modern-day Mosel Riesling, though made with lots of respect and attention for the Mosel traditions. What a gorgeous wine. Bravo.
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@Delectable Wine - This is not a Riesling. Clevner is the grape varietal.
This Klevner- which I believe is a forefather of Gewurztraminer - is really good. This nose has some of that Gewurz-like lychee but underpinning it is a jagged base of crushed rocks. A bit of fresh hay and apricot pit too. Flavorful and oily-textured yet remarkably weightless. Pure and lively finish. Very nice! — 5 days ago
It's so hot - must be time for Riesling 😎 This £14 German butt slapper sure refreshed those sweaty beads oozing from my body ☀️💦
🍷 Light straw yellow
👃 Lemons, limes, oranges, peaches, apricots & green apples rolling through a fuel spill across rocky minerals
👄 Med body zingy mixed citrus fruits in a peachy med+ acidity w/ lime pushing through & a tropical hint 🌴
🎯 Med+ dry lime driven mineralised citrus refreshing cooler
Whether you want your butt slapped or not this is a great value wine ⛄️ — 12 hours ago
From Half Bottle (375 ml). Grapefruit yet Lychee type flavours with light mineral and medium acidity. Only 8.5% Alc but such intensity, length of flavour with plenty of residual sweetness. To be honest I was expecting more complexity from such an accomplished producer. Has the structure to age for decades. Putting a food match of pork belly to the test, as suggested, and it worked. I would normally have a light red. — 3 days ago
В аромате сладкие цитрусы, силикон, недозрелый абрикос, мёд, лёгкая парфюмность. Среднетелое, сочное, с хорошей концентрацией. Во вкусе сладкие цитрусы, недозрелый ананас, персик, сланец. Высокая кислотность, очень тонкая сладость, послевкусие с медицинскими нюансами. 16,5/20 — a day ago