Bannockburn Riesling 2023

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Bannockburn Riesling 2023
Bannockburn Riesling 2023
Producer Bannockburn
Region, Country Geelong, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 22370-750

For some years now, Bannockburn’s Riesling has been firing on all cylinders. The 2023 includes material from a younger plot of Riesling (planted in 2015), but the lion’s share of the fruit remains drawn from Bannockburn’s ungrafted 1976 plantings in the Olive Tree Hill vineyard.

From the third in a series of cold vintages, the fruit for the 2023 was picked in late March in excellent condition with slightly lower than average yields, whole-bunch-pressed and settled overnight before being racked to tank for a cold, natural ferment. As with the last couple of vintages, there were no additions other than a touch of sulphur.

Bannockburn Riesling 2023
Bannockburn Riesling 2023

Reviews

“I love the perfume of this, the cuts of apple, the lingers of bath salts and brine, the sustained exuberance. There’s joy in this wine but there’s also structure and length. Bannockburn riesling is under appreciated in my view. You can drink this for the pure pleasure of it but it holds up to scrutiny too.”
94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“Vines planted ’76 and ’15. Vibrant and fresh, the only Mediterranean climate to succeed with this whole-bunch pressed riesling; elegant, crisp and fresh; tingling acidity.”
95 points, James Halliday, The Wine Companion
"Very light colour with reserved fruit in a savoury bouquet that may include a sniff of the barrel. If so, it's discreetly done. The palate opens with a burst of apparent sweetness surrounding lemon/lime flavours and tangy acidity. The elements are slightly jarring and not fully integrated at this stage. A touch of grip provides a full-stop at the finish. Cellar it for a year or more."
90 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

Reviews

“I love the perfume of this, the cuts of apple, the lingers of bath salts and brine, the sustained exuberance. There’s joy in this wine but there’s also structure and length. Bannockburn riesling is under appreciated in my view. You can drink this for the pure pleasure of it but it holds up to scrutiny too.”
94 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“Vines planted ’76 and ’15. Vibrant and fresh, the only Mediterranean climate to succeed with this whole-bunch pressed riesling; elegant, crisp and fresh; tingling acidity.”
95 points, James Halliday, The Wine Companion
"Very light colour with reserved fruit in a savoury bouquet that may include a sniff of the barrel. If so, it's discreetly done. The palate opens with a burst of apparent sweetness surrounding lemon/lime flavours and tangy acidity. The elements are slightly jarring and not fully integrated at this stage. A touch of grip provides a full-stop at the finish. Cellar it for a year or more."
90 points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review

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