Patrick of Coonawarra Cellar Aged Riesling 2014 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia
This is great……and here’s why!96/100 The Real Review
96/100 Nick's Wine
95/100 The Real Review (2012 Vintage)
96/100 James Halliday (2008 Vintage)
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
Current and past awards:
TROPHY - Limestone Coast Wine Show
TROPHY - Rutherglen Wine Show
TOP GOLD - International Cool Climate Wine Show
GOLD - National Cool Climate Wine Show
SILVER - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
SILVER - Cowra Wine Show
SILVER - Melbourne International Wine Wine Show
SILVER - Aust. & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show
SILVER - Wine Showcase Magazine New release Tasting
James Halliday "There have been some high class releases of aged riesling from Patrick of Coonawarra, but this is no more than pleasant."
Huon Hooke, The Real Review "Full golden colour, with a developed bouquet of fresh and dried flower aromas, not overtly toasty but more the poached fruit compote and burnt-lime aromas. The palate is deliciously fruity and soft yet dry, the finish lingering long and silky-smooth. A gorgeous wine."
The Winemaker “Fresh & fruity in it's youth, now displaying the unique characteristics & distinguished flavours that a well made Riesling can. This Riesling has been cellared for 6 years before release & shows intense aromas of citrus, lanolin & a distinctive toasty character. The palate is delicately layered showing lime blossom & a wonderful mouth feel that extends to a crisp finish.”
Huon Hooke, The Real Review "A high-quality, eight-year-old riesling for less than $40? This is a real bargain. Full buttercup-yellow colour, with a rich bouquet of lemon-butter and candlewax, lemon pith and subtle toastiness. Intense and richly-juicy in the mouth, a tickle of sweetness enhances its fruitiness and amplitude. A lovely wine, drinking at its peak right now" (2012 Vintage)
James Halliday "Glowing green-gold; despite, or perhaps due to, its low alcohol, the wine brings joyous ripe citrus fruit to fill the long palate from start to finish. It has the acidity to underwrite further development/ageing when hints of toast will join the party." (2008 Vintage)
Patrick of Coonawarra was founded by Patrick Tocaciu; one of Australia's leading wine (and AFL football) figures. Patrick's reputation for producing exceptional wine earned him many international accolades for the major labels he worked as Chief Winemaker, including; Tollana, Penfolds, and Hollick Wines. Patrick's distinguished reputation continued with the establishment of his own Patrick of Coonawarra Estate label. The Estate is now managed by his son, Luke who continues the tradition of producing wines of varietal and regional excellence.
Coonawarra is the most important wine region within the Limestone Coast zone of South Australia, credited with producing some of the best red wines in the entire country, and often described as Australia's most famous terroir. It is located in the far south-east of the state, adjoining the border with Victoria south of Wrattonbully.
Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed – the world's finest white wine grape variety.
Fresh & fruity in its youth, now displaying the unique characteristics & distinguished flavours that a well made Riesling can. This Riesling has been cellared for 6 years before release & shows intense aromas of citrus, lanolin & a distinctive toasty character. The palate is delicately layered showing lime blossom & a wonderful mouth feel that extends to a crisp finish.