2018 Expression # 1 RIESLING
Unlike anything Crawford River has produced before, but this wine still bares the unmistakable hallmarks of the Crawford River site. A restrained nose shows delicate florals, citrus and a mineral quality. These characters continue throughout the palate, combining with great texture and depth of savoury complexity from the 2 years in neutral oak and extended time on lees. Almond husk, oatmeal, dried grass and spice. It is a wonderful amalgam of fruit, subtle oak and lees complexity, with none dominating the other component. This wine is still in its infancy and will continue to develop for many years to come. It requires some time in the glass to open fully and should be served closer to room temperature than our younger Rieslings.
96 Points | Mike Bennie | The Wine Front