Clonakilla

Canberra District Riesling

9.46 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Canberra District, Southern New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Riesling
Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Fruit Desserts, Meaty & Oily Fish, Duck, Goat & Feta Cheese, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Aromas of Lime and Talcum powder - no kerosene even at 10 years of age. Canberra district Rieslings like this and Helm are often like that in my experience. A soapy lanolin texture on the palate Finishes dry with low acid. Good but not great.

Aromas of Lime and Talcum powder - no kerosene even at 10 years of age. Canberra district Rieslings like this and Helm are often like that in my experience. A soapy lanolin texture on the palate Finishes dry with low acid. Good but not great.

Apr 29th, 2021
Bob McDonald

I purchase Clonakilla Riesling most years along with their stellar Shiraz Viognier, their Syrah and sometimes their Viognier. Proven to age slowly this Riesling had white florals and Talc on the nose with a herbal note and no Kerosene. Honey and Lime on the palate with reduced acidity compared to its youth. A very good aged Riesling reaching its maturity and good QPR. Wines like this prove the worth of having a good cellar. See many previous notes from older vintages.

I purchase Clonakilla Riesling most years along with their stellar Shiraz Viognier, their Syrah and sometimes their Viognier. Proven to age slowly this Riesling had white florals and Talc on the nose with a herbal note and no Kerosene. Honey and Lime on the palate with reduced acidity compared to its youth. A very good aged Riesling reaching its maturity and good QPR. Wines like this prove the worth of having a good cellar. See many previous notes from older vintages.

Sep 15th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Mid Lemon in colour. Lime and other citrus notes and at 6 years of age some honeyed aromas present. The Canberra district continuing to prove its suitability for Riesling. Finishes Dry with still plenty of acidity. Will handle another 5 years in the cellar.

Mid Lemon in colour. Lime and other citrus notes and at 6 years of age some honeyed aromas present. The Canberra district continuing to prove its suitability for Riesling. Finishes Dry with still plenty of acidity. Will handle another 5 years in the cellar.

Nov 14th, 2017
Ted Kizor

So much love for this auslese/botrisised Riesling. Gorgeous wine!

So much love for this auslese/botrisised Riesling. Gorgeous wine!

Feb 20th, 2015
Andrea Garcia

A soft and lively Canberra Riesling. I visited the winery in June 2012 and it was a delectable experience.

A soft and lively Canberra Riesling. I visited the winery in June 2012 and it was a delectable experience.

Feb 16th, 2013
Andrew Bleasel

Andrew had this 4 months ago

Andrew had this 4 months ago

Apr 24th, 2022