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Royal QLD Wine Awards 2023 - Gold Medal plus Trophy for Best Riesling
96/100
Tasmanian Wine Show 2024 - Top Gold
96/100
Melbourne Royal Wine Awards 2023 - Gold
95/100
Real Review
95/100
Tasmanian Wine SHow 2024 - Silver
93/100
Royal QLD Wine Awards 2023 - GOLD
95/100
Real Review
95/100
Real Review
96/100
From the Coal River Valley; made by Sam Connew. Acidity is the secret to all things sweet, and the cool 2021 harvest was idyllic for wines of this ilk. Pale straw green; it leaps from the glass with brilliant purity of white lily fragrance, Granny Smith apple, lime and lemon. Not a molecule out of place. Sublime line and length. Irresistibly seductive right away, with decades of potential yet.
James Halliday - Gold
96/100
2022 Tasmanian Wine Show - Top Gold & Best Vintage Wine of 2021
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Huon Hooke for The Real Review - GOLD
95/100
The tension of zero residual sugar in the cool and refreshing 2021 season is pronounced indeed, demanding a great deal of time for its razor acidity to assimilate. It's packed with all the crunchy Granny smith apple, kaffir lime and lemon fruit concentration and lingering persistence to go the distance.
James Hallidy - Silver
93/100
Coal River Valley-sourced pinot noir. Dark red in the glass with aromas of black cherry and dark plum dotted with spices, Chinese roast duck, mushroom broth, rhubarb, leaf litter, dried herbs and soy. Lovely ripe cherry fruits on the palate with a nice sapid line of minerally acidity hitting all the right notes of fruit tension, gamey complexity and effortless drinkability. Geez, it's easy to pour another glass of this.
James Halliday - Silver
94/100
Real Review
96/100
'Pristine dessert riesling of crystalline structure, pitch-perfect purity and jubilant persistence. Acidity is the game for all sweet wines, declaring its greatness here in an ice-pick of frozen wild lemon and lime juice. Boiled lolly sweetness has been perfectly gauged to almost (but not quite) meet it in the middle, which is just as it should be. Great persistence and never-ending endurance.'
Halliday Wine Companion - Reviewed by Tyson Stelzer - Published 13 August 2021
95/100
This cut of the cake has often emerged as the best in the Tasmanian Wine Show and elsewhere. It retains its persona while matched with savoury or sweet dishes with its brightness of fruit.
Halliday Wine Companion - Reviewed by James Halliday - 20 June 2021
97/100
"A 3-week cool ferment, then 6-8 weeks on lees. Shows that 9g/l of residual sugar should be base line sweetness, which disappears after the fruit and acidity click into place."
Halliday Wine Companion - Reviewed by James Halliday - 20 June 2021
95/100
"Light yellow hue. Wet cement, dried flower and green apple aromas, lemon pith and dried herbs too. The palate is starting to fill out and widen, with generous flavour and amplitude—within the delicate framework of Tasmanian riesling. There is a dab of sweetness in the middle-palate, which soon dries off towards the finish thanks to acidity and phenolics. There's quite a grip, which would help the wine work well with food."
The Real Review - Reviewed by Huon Hooke - 17 March 2022
93/100
James Halliday - Gold - This is the superior Pressing Matters pinot. It is more supple and has brighter fruit, the aromas more flowery (rose petals, violets, spices, etc), the palate perfectly balanced. Part of a tsunami of Tasmanian pinot noirs offering new aspects to flavours, length, texture and structure.
96/100
"A sharp move to the left with this wine, smoky, tobacco and whole bunch et al on the bouquet, the palate more juicy and assertive, its length very good."
Halliday Wine Companion - Reviewed by James Halliday - Published 19 June 2021
96/100
"Deep red colour with a strong tint of purple. The bouquet has bold cherry fruit backed by linseed-like oak, and is bold and straight, seemingly without any whole-bunch. The palate is intense, bright and very youthful, with firm, upright tannins. It's big on cherry-plum fruit flavour, with a core of fruit sweetness. It's not especially complex or detailed at this stage. That may come in time: it's still a baby, with terrific potential."
The Real Review - Reviewed by Huon Hooke - 1 September 2018
95/100
James Halliday - Silver
93/100