Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling Awards

Posted January 17, 2018

Vintage 2018

  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 - Silver Medal

Vintage 2017

  • International Wine Challenge 2018 - 95 Points - South Australia Riesling Trophy 
  • International Wine Challenge 2018 - 95 Points - Australian Riesling Trophy
  • International Wine Challenge 2018 - 95 Points - Gold Medal
  • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2018 - Platinum 94 points
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017 – Silver Medal
  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2017 – Silver Medal 93 points
  • Critics International Wine Competition - Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Wine Awards London 2018 - Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 94 Points
"A piercing, wincing, uncompromising wine; drinking it is like falling over a waterfall of acidity. From the first sip you lose all control; you're rushed along, you're on the canoe whether you like it or not. You'd call it lemony, or steely, though it's not really a wine for flavour descriptors. The cellar time it needs is not counted in months, or years, but in decades."

    Vintage 2016 

    • Winemaker Challenge International Winemaker Competition 2017 – Best Riesling of Show, Platinum Medal 97 points
    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 – Best Riesling of Show, Platinum Medal 96 Points
    • Sommelier Challenge Wine Awards UK 2017 – Gold Medal
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017 – Gold Medal
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 – Double Gold Medal
    • Decanter World Wine Awards 2017 – Silver Medal
    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2017 – Silver Medal
    • Royal Queensland Wine Show 2017 – Silver Medal
    • James Suckling – 96 Points

    Vintage 2015

    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2016 – Platinum Medal 94 Points
    • Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2016 - Gold Medal 94 Points
    • New York International Wine Competition 2016 – Gold Medal
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 – Gold Medal
    • San Diego International Wine Challenge 2016 - Silver Medal 89 Points
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2016 – Silver Medal
    • Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 – Silver Medal
    • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2015 – Silver Medal
    • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2016 – Silver Medal
    • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine and Spirit Competition 2015 – Silver Medal
    • James Suckling – 96 Points
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 95 Points
    "Hand-picked, whole bunch-pressed, cool-fermented, bottled without filtration or fining. Reflects 7.8g/l of acid and a very low pH of 2.8. This packs a punch that will always be part of a special riesling, bred and built to develop over a 20-year span, its minerally acidity wrapped around citrus fruit."

      Vintage 2014

      • San Diego International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 - Platinum Medal 94 points
      • Critics Challenge (USA) 2015 – Gold Medal 92 Points
      • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge – Gold Medal
      • San Francisco Wine Competition 2015 – Gold Medal 90 Points
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 96 Points
      • International Wine and Spirits Competition 2014 - Silver Outstanding
      • Cathay Pacific (Hong Kong) International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 – Silver Medal
      • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2015 – Silver Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 96 Points
      "From vines planted in 1912, tended by Colin Kroehn since he was 20, 66 of his 86 years. There is a silky (a strange word for riesling) power and intense focus to the lime, lemon and apple fruit of the palate, still building power long after you have swallowed it/spat it out, the latter the sacrilege of tasting."

      Vintage 2013 

      • Sydney Top 100 International Wine Competition 2014 – Blue Gold and Top 100
      • San Diego International Wine Competition 2014 - Gold Medal
      • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 - Gold Medal
      • Decanter Asia Wine Awards Results 2013 - Gold Medal
      • International Wine & Spirit Competition (London) 2013 - Silver Outstanding
      • International Wine Challenge (London) 2013 - Silver Medal
      • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion - 92 Points

      "Hand-picked bunches were destemmed, cool-fermented, and the wine was bottled by late May. It is a richly laden, fruit-driven style, the high natural acidity of 7.3 g/l and low pH not as obvious as one might expect. Said to be bone dry, so the chemical analysis raises more questions than it answers." 

      Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling

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