Ahh memories. I can happily remember drinking much of this back in the early noughties just because it was definitive Clare Riesling at a very fair price.
Flash forward a decade and what was a stalwart has been forgotten – to the point where, curiously, the 2012 is the current vintage. I’m not sure whether that is an intentional move, or simply a lag in demand, but it does this wine no favours.
Indeed this is stuck in the development hole, the primary fruit a little faded, the tertiary development yet to start. There’s plenty of that buzzy, limey classic Watervale character, but it’s in no-mans land for drinking.
Tasted: July 2014
Score: 16.5/20, 88/100+ now, though add several points on if you revisit in a few more years.
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