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No.8 Schatzkammer Polish Hill Riesling 2023

Very light straw with green tinge . Quite light on the nose with floral hints, green apple , lime. On the palate those lemon and lime hints , touch of spicy green herbs . Lovely bracing acidity and a gentle sweetness that is perfectly balanced, nice intensity on the palate . Good lemon and lime tinged finish . Young but promising, a sort of Australian Kabinett or Spatlese , very German in style . Successful . Drink now and over the next 15 years — 4 months ago

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Back to Australia today @Bob McDonald , hahaha!
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@Andrew Cullimore Yes that’s a producer who gets strong reviews for his Rieslings. You’re at a VG Hotel in Sydney.
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Yes @Bob McDonald can thoroughly recommend this hotel , great location and a pretty interesting wine list to boot !

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No.2 Polish Hill River Riesling 2021

100000 points for such a stellar name. Minerality and lime all day and night. — 3 years ago

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No.4 Eden Valley Riesling.

An Aussie Riesling that I, a Canadian Riesling “freak,” can happily knock back. Too bad we couldn’t arrange an on-the-spot tasting at the winery the other day. — 6 years ago

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No.33 Reverence of Riesling 2021

Semi-sweet crispness, with floral nose. Citrus and chalk! — 2 years ago

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No.2 Reverence of Riesling 2015

Very similar to the 2019 just more intense
Again very chalky
— 3 years ago

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No.1 Reverence of Riesling 2017

Superb. Reminiscent of SA West Coast SB — 4 years ago

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No. 6 Reverence of Riesling 2013

These guys are doing the right thing 🙏🙏🙏 — 6 years ago

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J. Baumer

Rheingau Riesling 2019

An imposter! If not for my ability to read labels, I would have never placed this in Germany. From the petrol notes that's pervasive in Australian rieslings, to the modern label and stelvin screwcap typical in the land down under, I could have easily called this a Clare Valley off-dry riesling with a little age if blinded. Apple, lime, florals, and petrol on the nose. The sugar acid balance does give it a more "Germanic" feel (Kabinett?), but that's not uncommon in Australia these days (John Hughes' Rieslingfreak No.5 comes to mind). Fruity and generous on the palate, with riper fruits, honeyed notes, and mineral undertones. Enjoyable. An imposter for sure, but a welcomed one. — 2 years ago

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Just a footnote to this discussion - last year I opened a 2012 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling from the Clare Valley. Many good judges consider this as our premium dry Riesling. There was not a hint of petrol/kerosene aromas. My notes are here on Delectable from last September 2021.
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@Bob McDonald Good to know! My experience with Polish Hill has been mixed with respect to TDN to be frank. Could be storage too. I actually still have a bottle of 11' and 12' each in the cellar back in Melbourne. Will definitely be drinking them once borders make it easier to travel, though I can't be certain that's anytime soon.
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Just to note too, I'm still very much a believer in Australian riesling, but I feel water stress and the sun has not been favouring the variety over the years. It just means growing riesling in Australia's a little more challenging than in other places.

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No.3 Reverence of Riesling 2018

Line pith and chalk. Lip smackingly deliciousness! 👌🏽 — 5 years ago

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No.99 Reverence of Riesling 2015

No. 99
Same fruit as No. 3 but more skin contact for added texture just for fun.
— 7 years ago

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