(2017) Lots of lemon zestiness to this, some fruit skins and phenolic character, a lot of brightness, crisp under-ripe pear and apple. A lean and fresh style. Only 11.8 abv and certainly no sign of flabbiness or heat.
(2017) A family-owned estate produces this limey and quite elegant and fragrant wine, with floral notes and a waxy lemon rind nuance. It has a slightly more chalky acid character than the Clare wines, not as aggressive/austere as some of them in their youth, remaining juicy and limey.
(2017) From a vineyard planted in 1968 this is quite stony on the nose, lean and not hugely expressive. The palate is dry and lemon juicy, clean and delicate, perhaps lacks a bit of fireworks compared to some. I would say this very young and tight Riesling possibly has more to give in the future.
(2016) A slightly more toffeed character, more tropical notes to the fruit too, this one feeling a little more old school, with good acid but stays slightly too buttery-minty toffeed. From a single vineyard, 25% new French oak and lees stirred for six months.
(2016) Aged in 40% new oak, this offers a nice combination of slightly buttery, quite Burgundian character (wild ferment) and a touch of flinty complex sulphides. The palate has really ripe, sweet fruit, more obviously sweet and full than some, and though it has good acids, perhaps doesn't hang together quite as well, the acid a little pithy and stark against that sweetness - at this stage at least.
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