The Château Riesling 2008
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Tasting Notes

The wine has delicate floral citrus notes on the nose. Lemon, lime and hints of passion fruit are all here in abundance. The palate is focussed, pure and linear with a delicious juicy lime fruit finish. Elegant and intense with a touch of minerality.

Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C. After a short fermentation the wine was bottled soon after to retain freshness and vivacity.

Reviews
**** 1/2 Stars
Review by: Winestate
Four and a half Star rating in the Eden /Barossa Valley Tasting 25 Tasted - 15 recommended
91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

I don’t drink much Riesling these days, not sure why but I always seem to want Chardonnay or an older Hunter Semillon…or a Red. I think Mattinson is starting to have a bad influence on me…

Light, pretty and floral with a bit of the old lemon blossom and vanilla over citrus fruit. Fine, dry and racy in the mouth with penetrating acidity and a nice lick of chalkiness and spice on exit. I have a minor reservation about the acidity, which seems a little sandpapery and abrasive at present, but otherwise I like the cut of its jib.

91 Points
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, WBM 100

Tyson Stelzer The best wine to emerge from the Chateau yet, this is a fresh lime fruit and lemon blossom accented style. The palate is clean, fresh, fruit-driven and concentrated, with a lime cordial flavour and a tight backbone of zesty acidity.  

...I'TS A BEAUTY'...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
This is Chateau Tanunda's first 100 percent Eden Valley Riesling and it's a beauty. Crafted by resident winemaker Tim Smith it is aromatic and lively with pristine lemon and lime fruit on the nose and a palate, minerally characters, a racy acidic backbone and a dry finish.
Bronze Medal
Review by: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2009
90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
The Château Eden Valley Riesling 2008Orange and lime blossom aromas, the palate far riper than the alcohol would indicate, and withplenty of upfront flavour for early consumption; has good acidity to provide balance. Screwcap.10.5%RATING 90 DRINK 2014

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
GRAPE VARIETY
Riesling
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
11/11/2008
% ALCOHOL
10.5%
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Tasting Notes

The wine has delicate floral citrus notes on the nose. Lemon, lime and hints of passion fruit are all here in abundance. The palate is focussed, pure and linear with a delicious juicy lime fruit finish. Elegant and intense with a touch of minerality.

Winemaking

Handpicked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceeded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C. After a short fermentation the wine was bottled soon after to retain freshness and vivacity.

Reviews
**** 1/2 Stars

Score: Stars
Review by: Winestate
Four and a half Star rating in the Eden /Barossa Valley Tasting 25 Tasted - 15 recommended

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

I don’t drink much Riesling these days, not sure why but I always seem to want Chardonnay or an older Hunter Semillon…or a Red. I think Mattinson is starting to have a bad influence on me…

Light, pretty and floral with a bit of the old lemon blossom and vanilla over citrus fruit. Fine, dry and racy in the mouth with penetrating acidity and a nice lick of chalkiness and spice on exit. I have a minor reservation about the acidity, which seems a little sandpapery and abrasive at present, but otherwise I like the cut of its jib.

91 Points

Score: 91 Points
Review by: Tyson Stelzer, WBM 100

Tyson Stelzer The best wine to emerge from the Chateau yet, this is a fresh lime fruit and lemon blossom accented style. The palate is clean, fresh, fruit-driven and concentrated, with a lime cordial flavour and a tight backbone of zesty acidity.  

...I'TS A BEAUTY'...
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
This is Chateau Tanunda's first 100 percent Eden Valley Riesling and it's a beauty. Crafted by resident winemaker Tim Smith it is aromatic and lively with pristine lemon and lime fruit on the nose and a palate, minerally characters, a racy acidic backbone and a dry finish.

Bronze Medal

Score: Bronze Medal
Review by: Brisbane Fine Wine Festival 2009

90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion
The Château Eden Valley Riesling 2008Orange and lime blossom aromas, the palate far riper than the alcohol would indicate, and withplenty of upfront flavour for early consumption; has good acidity to provide balance. Screwcap.10.5%RATING 90 DRINK 2014

 

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