Riesling Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value

Riesling Premium Wine Mixed - 6 Pack Value

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1 x Hewitson Gun Metal Eden Valley Riesling 2021 - Eden Valley, Barossa, South Australia

94/100 James Suckling

Silver - Australian Wine Companion
James Halliday 5 Star Winery
James Halliday Top 100 Winery 2017

James Suckling "Offers fresh lemon, apple and pear, as well as sweetly fragrant spice. Pure and sleek palate with crisp apple, pear and lemon building into the long finish. Drink or hold. Screw cap."

Wine Enthusiast "This is a steely, flinty Riesling....fruit: lemons, apples and orange peel, on the nose. But the palate is all about the flinty minerality."

Frederick Wildman "Eden Valley is recognised as one of the world’s great Riesling regions. This single-vineyard is recognised as one of the best Eden Valley vineyards. The specific topography and mineral profile provide ideal conditions for Riesling. Gun Metal describes the grey-coloured stone amongst the vineyard while symbolizing the steely minerality of the wine. Lime minerals and powder. Citrus, especially lime predominates the flavour profile while carrying the trademark minerality that Gun Metal is renowned for."

Australian Wine Companion "Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Hewitson fruit is sourced from historic, dry-grown vineyards in the Barossa Valley and also from single-site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills."

Frederick Wildman "Dean Hewitson founded his eponymous winery in 1998. He is a highly respected Australian winemaker ...Hewitson has worked at wineries in Australia, France, Italy and Oregon. Hewitson then moved to the U.S. where he earned a Masters from UC-Davis. On his return home, Dean brought a wealth of knowledge, practical experience and a driving passion to produce wines not only from Barossa Valley but also from the McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills regions.

Hewitson fundamentally believes great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season in which they are grown. With his longstanding focus on terroir—specific terroir plots in fact—many of Hewitson’s wines are single vineyard. He sources grapes from not only his own vineyards but also from long-standing grower contracts including a few sourced from some of the oldest living, still productive vines on plots that date back to the mid-19th century and are pre-phylloxera. His ‘Old Garden’ Mourvèdre is a single-vineyard wine, whose vines were planted in 1853 in Barossa Valley and are reputed to be the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. Hewitson’s ‘Miss Harry’ is sourced from a Grenache vineyard planted in 1880, also thought to be the oldest Grenache in existence.

Due to Hewitson’s education and experience in Australia, California and France, Hewitson wines combine Old-World traditions with New-World fruit purity. And while he clearly excels with Rhône Valley grape varieties, Hewitson also produces award-winning Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. A practitioner in solar energy, water recycling and encouraging natural biodiversity, Hewitson produces wines in an environmentally sustainable fashion."

James Halliday "Dean Hewitson was a winemaker at Petaluma [one of Australia's leading wineries] for 10 years, during which time he managed to do three vintages in France and one in Oregon as well as undertaking his Masters at the University of California, Davis. It is hardly surprising that the wines are immaculately made from a technical viewpoint. Dean sources 30-year-old Riesling from the Eden Valley and 70-year-old shiraz from McLaren Vale; he also makes a Barossa Valley Mourvedre from vines planted in 1853 at Rowland Flat, and Barossa Valley Shiraz and Grenache from 60-year-old vines at Tanunda."

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Two Blocks Riesling 2021 ~ Coonawarra, South Australia

90/100 - The Real Review

Current & past awards:
3.5 STARS - Winestate New Release
GOLD - Australia NZ Boutique Wine Show
GOLD - Wine Showcase Magazine
SILVER - Royal Hobart Wine Show
SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show
4.5 STARS - Winestate Magazine.

Aaron Brasher, The Real Review "Really pale and youthful in the glass. Aromas of citrus blossom, bath salts, lemon rind and white flowers. Fine and delicate, soft, round citrus flavours, lively acidity and textured. A pretty and very drinkable riesling"

The Winemaker “This Riesling is a blend of our two vineyards in Coonawarra and Wrattonbully. The Coonawarra component adds citrus acidity and lime flavour and the Wrattonbully adds a floral lift. The aroma is intense, showing lime blossom and citrus freshness. The palate is vibrant with good balance and crisp and clean acidity.”

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.

1 x Swinney 'Tirra Lirra' Frankland River Riesling 2016 ~ Frankland River, Australia

94/100 David Prestipino
Five Star Halliday Rating
James Halliday Top Ten ~ Best New Wineries 2015

#6 Top Wineries of Australia 2020 ~ The Real Review

David Prestipino, Winestein Uncorked "...extremely refined wine with minerality running through its core. Very composed and complex, with lemon zest driving the wonderfully-dry palate, which echos the vineyard's ancient terroir of granite and loamy soils."

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine ~ Wines to Watch ~ Nick Ryan "...an impressive suite of wines that provide compelling evidence of real understanding of site and dedication to capturing what makes it special."

The Winemaker "This is a pure, frisky riesling with a deliciously dry finish. Only free run juice was used and the wine was left on lees for three months. The palate structure is finely focussed but has lime juice and lemon skin with textural weight from extra lees contact."

The Swinneys are a pair of brother-and-sister winemakers who are one of the rare new Australian wineries to have two of their wines invited onto the esteemed wine lists of The Ivy and Savoy Grill (Gordon Ramsay) restaurants in London. Swinney Vineyards made its debut in Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2015 with a five-star rating and were ranked in the top ten of best new wineries.

1 x Patrick of Coonawarra Cellar Aged Riesling 2014 ~ Coonawarra ~ South Australia

96/100 The Real Review
96/100 Nick's Wine

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.”

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.

1 x Kilikanoon Morts Block Riesling 2019 ~ Clare Valley, Australia

95/100 James Halliday

93/100 - Wine & Spirits Magazine, USA
92/100 Jeremy Oliver
91+/100 Robert Parker
95/100 Decanter World Wine Awards (2018 Vintage)

Gold Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Bronze - Decanter World Wine Awards
Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020 (2018 Vintage)

Robert Parker - "Opening with youthfully subdued peach, lime cordial, and jasmine notes with nuances of allspice and baking bread. Fills the palate with plenty of crisp, intense lemon/lime and savory flavors, finishing refreshingly dry and minerally."

James Halliday - "Like all Kilikanoon's Rieslings, no-frills to the vinification, just attention to detail. Incongruously, it is a blend of three vineyards. The bouquet owes as much to minerally notes as to citrus fruit, and the palate duly brings structure and length for the lemon/lime flavours and firm finish."

Jeremy Oliver - "Young and lean, this searingly intense and taut riesling reveals a penetrative fragrance of lime juice, mineral and lemon zest."

Kilikanoon is recognized as one of Australia's leading wineries. From humble beginnings in 1997 with just 25,000 bottles produced from the first vintage, Kilikanoon has grown significantly, now exporting to over 25 countries. Mort Mitchell is Kilikanoon’s godfather and father to founder and winemaker Kevin Mitchell. Mort planted the vines which bear his name in the Clare Valley sub-region of Watervale in the early 1970’s. He carefully tended to these vines for over 40 years and it is his efforts that allow Kilikanoon to produce such a fantastic example of Clare Valley Riesling year on year.

The 2002 Clare Valley Wine Show chaired by prominent Australian wine writer and judge, Huon Hooke, propelled Kilikanoon into the spotlight, winning 6 of the 7 trophies awarded.

1 x Grosset Springvale Riesling 2020 ~ Clare Valley, South Australia (Certified Organic, Vegan)

96/100 Erin Larkin
94/100 James Suckling
93/100 Tyson Stelzer
93/100 The Wine Front

Langton Classification VII: Rated ‘Excellent’
Wine Ark: One of Australia’s ‘Ten Most Collected White Wines’
Halliday Wine Companion - Best Value Winery 2018

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front) "Easy access Springvale, following a similar thread with 2020 Polish Hill too. Waxy texture with a juicy finish, lime cordial, floral things in scent and mouth perfume, a little bit of apple dunked in lemon juice and a starburst of grapefruit juice lending tightness and freshness while making you squint and flush warm under your eyes. Touches of smoky mineral character? A little truffle note? Almost a candied mixed peel thing going on. Bolder flavours, bigger mouthfeel, no dart-shaped precision here, but a pleasing, fleshier wine is here. Intrigue."

James Suckling "This has a very fresh nectarine and lime nose with light floral notes and delivers a fleshy, ripe palate that has juicy, drink-now appeal. A little stony mineral to close."

Erin Larkin "Lime zest, pith, limestone and white pepper. Freshly crushed granny smith apple (skin on) and brine in there too. There is a salty lick that forms the backbone of acid that runs through the very core of this wine. It doesn’t flow in the order I expect it to, which takes nothing away from it, it just makes it unique. Savoury, salty and tight but underpinned by fleshy generosity… it’s like a firm steel structure thrown onto a plush down-filled coverlet… enduring, stupendous length of flavour – I can taste it long after it is gone. Saline and lingering. Great length of flavour. Powerhouse."

Tyson Stelzer "Jeff Grosset describes the volume of his 40th vintage as ‘woeful’, with drought inflicting his lowest yields in three decades. To achieve his signature pinpoint accuracy under such circumstances is monumental indeed. All the fragrant apple blossom, fresh lemon and crunchy granny smith apple that we love of Springvale are here in full measure, impeccably energised by focussed acidity"

Decanter Magazine ~ The World’s Top 10 White Winemakers #6 Jeffrey Grosset

"When the young Jeffrey Grosset launched his own winery in the Clare Valley in the early 1980’s, he was swimming against the tide. Back then, Chardonnay was the rising star of Australian Wine. But Grosset wanted to make Riesling, and to focus on letting the grapes speak for themselves. The rest of the Australian wine industry has, of course, caught up with Grosset since, thanks in part to the example set by this focused, restlessly intelligent winemaker. By consistently producing arguably Australia’s two best Rieslings – the flowery, lime-rich Watervale and the steely, firm Polish Hill – Grosset has not only helped steer the reversal in this variety’s fortunes, but has provided one of the country’s most powerful arguments in favour of the reality of terroir"

Grosset Wines are an independently owned winery producing highly regarded premium wines. Established in 1981, the winery is situated in the historic township of Auburn at the southern tip of the Clare Valley, 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.

Jeffrey Grosset, owner and founder, has always been an innovator, challenging tradition and questioning accepted practices. He campaigned to institute the legal integrity of the Riesling grape in Australia, was a leading proponent for the introduction of screw cap closures and privately funded research into the subject.

Grosset Wines’ philosophy has remained steadfast over thirty years. The emphasis is on purity of fruit. The estate vineyards, which are ACO certified organic, are hand tended and each bunch of grapes is harvested at optimum ripeness.