2013 Woods Crampton Eden Valley Riesling

woods crampton rieslingI must admit, the 2012 Woods Crampton Riesling didn’t do a lot for me either of the two times I tasted it. It seemed broad almost to the point of being advanced. Anyway, lots of other reviewers loved it so perhaps I’m just odd. Actually, strike the “perhaps”. I like this a lot more. Feels more classical in style and it’s playing the long game.

Sourced primarily from a single, established vineyard situated at almost the highest point in the Eden Valley, well over 500m in altitude.  Close to Mountadam and the old Leo Buring High Eden Vineyard, the site is an ideal expression of High Eden Riesling.

Citrus blossom, lemon flesh and zest, bath-salts and a touch of gin and tonic refreshment from the mid-palate onward. A fine and strong line of acid, a good amount of flavour and a long pithy finish. Because I’m odd I’m happy to lap this up now with fish and chips but the real rewards will come in eight or more years time I’d suggest. 93+

Region: Eden Valley
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: October 2013


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