2015 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling

  • 2015 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling
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    2015 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling 15-HOW-RIMB-DOM12

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      100% Riesling
    • Region
      100% Mount Barker - Great Southern
    • Cellaring
      More than ten years.
    Since 1986, Howard Park has focused on creating fine, long-lived rieslings from the Great Southern. Careful, ongoing development of our Mount Barrow vineyard has now allowed us to refine the source of this wine to Mount Barker. The very best riesling grapes and the use of free run juice produce a wine with pristine delicate characters, lively, zesty aromas and a fresh crisp palate of great length.

    Reviews

    “A line of great Rieslings have appeared over the decades under the Howard Park label; here a flowery, scented bouquet leads into a complex palate with Granny Smith, Meyer lemon and a subtext of limey acidity produce yet another classy riesling, with more to come.”

    94 Points

    James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2017

    “Mount Barker riesling to drink now. Or later. Depending on your preference.
    Elegant riesling. Perfumed. Red apples, blossomy lemons, bath salts and lime. It’s open for business now and drinks well young; it has the acidity and length to keep on going for years; you get to choose. Personally I reckon I’d drink it young.”

    92 Points

    Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front 2016

    “From vintage to vintage this is one of Australia's finest premium rieslings, rivalling the best from the Clare and Eden valleys. From memory, I also recommended the 2014 vintage. This is an assertive wine made using fruit from Mount Barker in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, which is producing several top-notch rieslings nowadays. This is dry and firm with floral and white pear/green apple and citrus notes with a solid backbone of brisk acidity. An each-way bet that can either be enjoyed now or cellared confidently.”

    Winsor Dobbin, Winsor's Choice February 2016

     


    Technical Notes

    The 2015 season
    In summary, the 2015 vintage is a mix bag from both the Great Southern and Margaret River. Early varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling and some Shiraz have produced excellent wine while Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are good yet variable.

    The sites
    The Mount Barker Riesling is an annual blend of the finest cut of free juice from select vineyard blocks growing in the Mt. Barker sub region of the Great Southern. The cool sites on our Mt Barrow vineyard dominate the blend. This vineyard is planted on a south facing ridge-top with an elevation of between 285 to 370m.


    Winemaking
    Each vineyard block is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. After settling bright, the free run juice is racked before a long and cold fermentation to preserve regional character and delicate fruit flavours. Blending occurs in June of the vintage year, with the objective of showcasing the typicity of each site in the final wine.


    Tasting notes
    Brilliant, pale yellow lime in colour with scents of delicate citrus blossom, sweet, earthy pollen and fresh lemon myrtle.
    The palate has bright citrus, nashi pear and green apple skin flavours giving zest, richness and complexity. A chalk like mineral thread and fine acidity drive the palate.
    This wine has great presence, ripeness and length of flavour.


    Cellaring
    In its youth, the Mount Barker Riesling is bright in style, full of abundant fresh fruit, a mineral texture and tight acidity. In time the wine will develop a nut praline and poached citrus and apple richness whilst retaining its linear acidity and stone-like minerality. Howard Park Rieslings will cellar for more than 10 years.


    Alcohol: 12%v/v
    pH: 3.04
    Acidity: 7.4 g.lt
    Residual Sugar: 0.5 g.lt

    Tasting Notes

    Brilliant, pale yellow lime in colour with scents of delicate citrus blossom, sweet, earthy pollen and fresh lemon myrtle.
    The palate has bright citrus, nashi pear and green apple skin flavours giving zest, richness and complexity. A chalk like mineral thread and fine acidity drive the palate.
    This wine has great presence, ripeness and length of flavour.

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    Cellaring

    In its youth, the Mount Barker Riesling is bright in style, full of abundant fresh fruit, a mineral texture and tight acidity. In time the wine will develop a nut praline and poached citrus and apple richness whilst retaining its linear acidity and stone-like minerality. Howard Park Rieslings will cellar for more than 10 years. 

     

    Awards

    Vintage Award
    2016 Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016
    2013 Gold Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
    2013 Silver Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2013 Silver Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2013 Silver Medal - Hong Kong Wine & Spirit Competition
    2013 Silver Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
    2013 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2012 Bronze Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
    2011 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    2011 Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2011 Silver Medal - Riesling du Monde
    2010 Trophies (x2) - Perth Royal Wine Show
    2010 Gold Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2010 Silver Medal - Canberra International Wine Challenge
    2010 Blue-Gold/Top 100 - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2010 Bronze Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
    2010 Bronze Medal - Sydney Royal Wine Show
    2009 Silver Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2009 Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge
    2009 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2008 Trophy - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2008 Gold Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2008 Bronze Medal - New Zealand International Wine Show
    2007 Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2007 Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge
    2006 Gold Medal - National Cool Climate Wine Show
    2006 Silver Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2006 Bronze Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
    2006 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2005 Trophy - Decanter World Wine Awards
    2005 Silver Medal - International Wine Challenge
    2004 Silver Medal - International Wine & Spirits Challenge

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    Reviews

    94 Points - James Halliday

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    Awards

    Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirits Awards 2016
    Gold Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge

     

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    $33.00 per bottle (inc GST)
    RRP: $33.00