2000 Reillys Watervale Riesling
CELLAR DOOR ONLY - LIMITED MUSEUM RELEASE
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2000 Reillys Watervale Riesling
We have re-released this wine in 2019, ahead of it's 20 year anniversary to celebrate our 25th vintage making wines in the beautiful Clare Valley!
The fruit for this wine was sourced from our viticulturalist Rob Symth's vineyard in Watervale, the very same vineyard that has been used to create our Watervale Riesling for every subequent vintage up to 2019 and counting.
As a young wine, it showed delicate florals and citrus with crisp natural acidity, and it is this balanced acidity which allows Riesling to age so gracefully in the bottle year upon year.
As an aged wine, rich flavours of toasty honey have developed with subtle citrus notes still showing on the palate.
There is very limited quantities remaining of this wine which is only available for purchase via our website and Cellar Door.
Reviewed by Katie Spain, 4 STARS, The Advertiser newspaper, Wednesday 15th May 2019
“This aged beauty makes marigold look like wallflowers. Vibrant gold in colour, it begs for patience. Take your time swirling the sunset in your glass. Savour the comforting, toasty aromas, and pause to pontificate over luscious honey and lemon flavours. The years have not wearied her; they’ve simply added charm.”
AGED RIESLING AWARDS & ACCOLADES
2011 Museum Release Watervale Riesling
RIESLING OF THE YEAR TROPHY, 2018 Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year Awards
5 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine, July/August 2018
"Developed toasty/kero nose with some attractive lemon butter-like notes. Lovely drive, length and balance to the palate with citrus flavours laced with toasty aged characters."
Toni Paterson, The Real Review, www.therealreview.com
"Bright yellow-gold hues. It's great to see a riesling with bottle age. A beautifully toasty nose with accents of lemon butter. Full-flavoured, generous and juicy with impressive freshness. The honeyed pear flavours are quite more-ish."
Huon Hooke, The Real Review, www.therealreview.com
"Deep buttercup-yellow colour, with a reserved but toasty-developed bouquet that reflects bottle-age. The wine is dry and savoury and still a little tight on the palate. There's a curious note of white pepper, especially on the nose. It's lean and taut and very dry on the tongue."
2008 Museum Release Watervale Riesling
4.5 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine, July/August 2018
"A beautifully aged, golden hued wine with an interesting mix of toasty buttery age and crisp citrus fruit characters. Very dry style, great dinner wine."
REILLYS WATERVALE RIESLING AWARDS & ACCOLADES
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge - See all the results here...
5 BLACK GLASSES ~ 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
93 POINTS ~ Wine Matrix, www.winematrix.com.au
"A vibrant pale straw colour with some fresh green hues. The nose is delicate but clear notes of citrus, lime and melon permeate through. On the palate the qualities of a young Clare Valley Riesling shine through. This wine is fruit driven with balanced acidity. Great drinking, don’t wait."
4 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine, Annual Riesling Awards & Best Wines of 2017
"Ripe and spicy fruit aromas with a candied edge. Good varietal fruit character on the youthful and seamlessly balanced palate.”
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2016 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2016 Australian Small Winemakers Show
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
92 POINTS ~ James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2015 Clare Valley Wine Show
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2015 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
SILVER MEDAL ~ 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
BRONZE MEDAL ~ 2015 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
SILVER MEDAL Wines of Provenance, Vintages 2005, 2010 & 2015 ~ 2015 Clare Valley Wine Show
95 POINTS, James Halliday, www.winecompanion.com.au
92 POINTS & TONY LOVE’S TOP 100 WINES ~ The Advertiser, 16th July 2016
4.5 STARS & WINE OF THE YEAR FINALIST ~ Winestate Magazine, New Releases, Special Edition 2015
GOLD MEDAL ~ 2014 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
95 POINTS ~ James Halliday
5 STARS ~ Winestate Magazine
Bottle : 750ml
Case : 12 x 750ml
Closure : Screw Cap
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