The Weekly Review

By Ben Edwards

Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling 2012

5/5 Points

From a single vineyard in the Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley. Pretty and floral, it’s bursting with lime cordial aromas, along with minerals, red apple and quince. It’s similar in the mouth but there’s fresh lime juice and more of that minerality. There’s power to this wine but also a real subtlety to the flavours. It’s pure and seamless, too, with balanced, chalky acid; it’s smooth and textural, with a burst of citrus on the exit.

October 2012