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2016 Robert Stein Reserve Riesling

2016 Robert Stein Reserve Riesling

Tensile acidity streams from fore to aft, with a whiff of white pepper on the finish bringing to mind fine Austrian and German examples.'
96 Points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion

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DESCRIPTION
  • Jacob Stein's Reserve Range wines are made using the best fruit, often from the older vineyard blocks, which is hand-picked before being naturally fermented (no commercial yeasts used) to produce rich, complex wines that have structure and longevity. While these wines are often drinking well on their release, they are wines which will reward long term cellaring.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Perfect growing season produced excellent fruit across all varieties.

    Hand-picked from our 40 year old high altitude block vineyard and whole bunch pressed, with minimal intervention. The juice was fermented completely by natural yeasts and stored in older oak barrels to gain further complexity. Fermentation was cool and slow, with extended maturation in barrel on lees for added complexity.

    TASTING NOTES

    Typical Robert Stein in style with aromas of lime juice and citrus notes, this classic Riesling has a bone dry, crisp and racy finish.

  • REVIEWS

    'Less opulent than the '15, the wine is a taut bow of citrus and pungent mineral. Smoky. There is quince, too. Tensile acidity streams from fore to aft, with a whiff of white pepper on the finish bringing to mind fine Austrian and German examples. Austere and in a nascent stage, this needs time.'
    96 Points - Ned Goodwin, Halliday's Wine Companion

    'A richer wine than the regular estate riesling, with greater concentration, power and length. The dry palate has a trace of phenolic grip. There's a peppery note on the nose together with subtle florals. It reminds of a riper-style Austrian riesling. It spent 5 months in 10-year-old puncheons, but no oak shows: it just adds to the richness and texture.'

    96 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    'Straight away thought about those lemon drop, boiled lollies you get in small, hockey puck-sized tins; the kind grandpa kept in the glove box, with the lollies dusted in icing sugar. It’s so evocative of that I almost couldn’t get past it. Gentle sweetness, nice sour zip and drive, touch of pucker. It’s so even and calm, a glassy river sluicing gently. Finishes judiciously fresh and tight. It’s an absolutely lovely wine, and quite a unique expression of riesling in Australia.'
    95 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front