Clonakilla Riesling 2006


I was impressed a few years ago by the ageing capacity of Clonakilla's riesling in a vertical tasting, and so have a few bottles hidden away.

2010
I recently pulled out the 2006, and it has started to develop an attractive toasty aroma to go with its lemon/lime scent.  The palate though wasn't as interesting: quite spritzy, and it took a while for some length to show itself (partly my fault, because I like riesling slightly cooler).  Possibly this wine "is what it is", but I am hoping it just needs some more time.  Good

2016
A further six years on, and this wine has come together very well indeed.  Serious in impression, it reminds of lemon, toast and lemon pith on the nose.  The palate is fresh, the length delicate but long, and there is a mineral spritz adding freshness.  Very Good

Abv: 12%
Price: $25
Vendors and Website: http://www.clonakilla.com.au/
Tasted: 2010, 2016
Canberra
October 1, 2010
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