Skilly Riesling 2011, $30
No season has had more scorn heaped on it than the damp and diseased 2011, but that gloomiest of years still manages to throw out the occasional surprise. Kevin Mitchell and Kathleen Bourne’s Woodvale Vintners produces a range of rieslings from multiple sites across Clare, all outstanding, all in tiny quantities.
This is a profound wine, detailed and exquisitely poised, sitting at the precise moment in its life where the exuberance of youth is joined, but not overtaken, by the broader benefits of maturity.
Winner of the Jim Barry Trophy for best wine of show — and a final raising of a middle finger from the most maligned vintage in living memory.
Read the full article at The Australian.