2016 Merle Reserve Riesling
Brilliant, pale green
Reasonably expressive for a young “Merle” displaying aromas of lemon/lime/grapefruit citrus characters along with a hint of wet slate and talc.
More restrained/subtle on the palate with the citrus characters the main drivers, but once the acid kicks in the whole thing livens up and the textural/talc elements of the palate become apparent.
Another very good vintage of “The Merle” that will not harm its reputation as one of Clare’s finest. It will appeal immediately to those who like frisky young Rieslings, but for those who like the more complex lemon butter and toastiness of bottle aged Riesling cellaring for 7 -12 + years is recommended.
Clare Valley 100% Single Vineyard Estate grown Polish Hill River fruit from our Gill’s Farm and Hill Blocks.