The Grape Hunter

By Windsor Dobbin

2011 Mount Horrocks Watervale Riesling

Fragrant, elegant, taut and precise, this is a Clare Valley riesling that is perky and racy in its youth but will comfortably cellar for a decade or more. A backbone of searingly crisp acidity is the key to this wine’s appeal, with a floral, sweet talcum powder aromas leading on to searingly fresh lime citrus and mineral/flinty notes in a wine of formidable structure.  If you like your rieslings fragrant, pristine, bone dry and disciplined you won’t go wrong here.

30th April 2012