Paulett Vineyards, Aged Release Riesling, Clare Valley
(at Decanter magazine's April 2018 issue Australian Riesling panel tasting, 18 Nov 2017)
Drinking Window: 2018 - 2022
Neil Paulett’s wine philosophy has been to focus on making consistent, high-quality wines that have distinct varietal character and regionality. The fact that he has been making wine here for 30 years is a key to his success. This aged-release wine is made from holding back a small parcel of Riesling from the most successful vintages for an extended maturation in the winery’s cellar. Roger Jones: Honeyed, savoury nose of wild herbs beautifully balanced by fruit and gentle, cooling wet stone flavours. It is luscious yet controlled – the gentle toasty flavours enhanced by lime curd and buttered brioche. Sarah Knowles MW: Appealing reductive aroma with lemon, lime and grapefruit. Toast, kerosene and lanolin flavours with tart green apple on the long finish. Anthony Rose: Intensely aromatic evolved Riesling with gentle notes of toast and honey behind the lime. This still has finely textured fruit and enough vigour to carry it through to a lingering finish, underpinned by firm yet refreshing acidity.
Aged Release Riesling