2014 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling 1.5L Magnum

  • 2014 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling 1.5L Magnum

    2014 Howard Park Mount Barker Riesling 1.5L Magnum 14-HOW-RIXX-DOM3M

    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 Riesling that displays all the character and fine lines you expect but with a deceptive depth and intensity on the palate. There’s the typical Great Southern spiciness with a little more talcy citrus and fine delicate acid. Persistent long finish with excellent cellaring potential.”

    94 Points

    Ray Jordan, Ray Jordan Wine Guide 2016

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    Technical Notes

    The 2014 season
    The 2014 growing season in the south west of Western Australia was favourable for the production of great wine.
    The Mount Barker and Porongurup regions experienced warm to hot conditions throughout the entire vintage period. Hot spells in March intensified the effect of little spring and summer rain. Soil moisture remained low and only the cooler south facing vineyard sites received some reprieve off the southern ocean. This relief was limited as the seasonal onshore streams that deliver cooler conditions across the region, were weaker than normal.
    The warm and dry conditions ensured ripeness was achieved in all varieties.
    2014 has delivered Riesling with ripe fruit flavours and a mineral, linear acidity.

    The sites
    The Mount Barker Riesling is an annual blend of the finest cut of free juice from select vineyards in the Mt. Barker and Porongurup subregions 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 370 m.

    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
    Crystalline, pale lime yellow in colour with intense and lifted aromas of freshly zested lemon/lime citrus.
    The palate is full of fresh citrus, nashi pear and green skin apple flavours that give depth and richness.
    Whilst defined by these rich fruit flavours, the palate is guided by a fine, mineral and citrus acidity that adds length and finish to the wine.
    This wine has great intensity, richness, definition 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: 3.00
    Acidity: 8.59 g.lt
    Residual Sugar: 0.6 g.lt

    Tasting Notes

    Crystalline, pale lime yellow in colour with intense and lifted aromas of freshly zested lemon/lime citrus.
    The palate is full of fresh citrus, nashi pear and green skin apple flavours that give depth and richness.
    Whilst defined by these rich fruit flavours, the palate is guided by a fine, mineral and citrus acidity that adds length and finish to the wine.
    This wine has great intensity, richness, definition 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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    $78.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $69.00