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Dry River, Craighill Vineyard Riesling 2016
Over time the closed aromatics, flavours and structure slowly transform and open up to reveal its nature. Â A burst of spring fruit flowers of apple and citrus liven up the nose and are tempered by fresh ginger, kaffir lime and lemon grass. Â Considered the timing of picking was relatively early, end of March and beginning of April, the interest of these characteristic Asian aromatics suggest sufficient fruit ripeness during harvest. Â They are further complimented with a sea salt character combined with fennel seed and grapefruit skin. Â A juicy and mouth covering acidity spreads and pulls the palate, initially leaving little room for the underlying aromatics to be apparent. Â The soft nature at the front of the palate and the austerity of the lemon and lime suggest a timid wine. After some time in the glass Granny Smith apple, orange rind and yellow plum skin balance the rectangularity with weight and roundness in the middle of the palate.Â A light chalk powdered texture exposes the tannins and coats the mouth with a misty and seductive finish.Â Maximum benefit is rewarded to those who cellar for up to seven years or longer in good cellars.