Wonderland of the Eden Valley Riesling Awards

2023 Vintage

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2023 – Gold
  • Wine Pilot (9th Jan 2024) – 95 Points
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox (29th Dec 2023) – 94 Points, Silver
  • Japan Wine Challenge 2023- Silver

2022 Vintage

  • James Halliday Wine Companion, Dave Brookes – 96 Points, Gold
  • James Suckling – 95 Points
  • Robert Parker Wine Advocate, Erin Larkin – 94 points
  • International Wine Challenge UK 2023 – Silver Medal
  • The Real Review, Stuart Knox – 93 Points, Silver
  • 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards – Silver 90 Points
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2022 – 91 Points, Bronze Medal
  • 2022 Perth Royal Wine Awards – 90 Points, Silver
  • The Wine Front, Campbell Mattinson – 90 Points

2021 Vintage

James Suckling – 96 Points
“Quite flinty edges and lemon peel with crushed stone and spice. Restrained. The palate holds a ripe and concentrated core of intense citrus fruit. Dry and sleekly refined. Excellent. Drink now.”

Wine Pilot, Ken Gargett – 96 Points (Oct 2021)
Sydney Royal Wine Show 2021 – 95 Points, Gold
Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Platinum, 94 Points
China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Gold Medal
Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2022 – Gold Medal
The Real Review, Aaron Brasher – 93 Points

“Youthful and bright in the glass. Aromas of lemon pith, bath salts, white lily and a salty, sherbet lift. Tight, tangy and citrusy on the palate, a touch of green melon, very fine, racy acidity, a little lick of phenolics giving texture and shape.”

Royal Perth Wine Awards 2021 – Silver Medal
Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 (USA) – Silver Medal

2020 Vintage

  • James Suckling – 96 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal – 95 Points
  • The Real Review 2020 – 91 Points
  • Royal Perth Wine Awards 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal

    Very bright and fresh lemon and white-peach aromas here. Really is mouthwatering. The palate brings a very sleekly refined shape into play and fills it with lemon flavor in a concentrated, focused mode. Stunning riesling. Drink or hold.”  James Suckling
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2019 Vintage

    • Barossa Wine Show 2019 – The Pernod Richard Winemakers L Hugo Gramp Memorial Trophy for Class 1
    • Sydney International Wine Competition Top 100 
    • Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2019 – Silver Medal
    • China Wine & Spirits Best Value 2020 – Silver Medal
    • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 – 97 Points

     

    The price of this wine reflects the piercing brilliance of the bouquet and the palate. There is some residual sugar, but the acidity totally obscures it. If you buy it, keep some bottles for at least 10 years, allowing the treasure trove of secondary flavours to be liberated.” – James Halliday

2018 Vintage

    • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
    • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
    • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
    • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
    • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver Medal
    • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
    • Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
    • James Suckling – 94 Points
    • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 94 Points
     
  • As well as the low alcohol, the pH is 2.76, the acidity 8g/l. Small wonder the wine has tremendous drive and focus. For some this will be a challenge they would rather avoid. If so, it should be taken straight to the cellar for at least 5 years, where it will grow another leg.” –  James Halliday

2017 Vintage

    • 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
    • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018 – Gold Medal
    • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
    • 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
    • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
    • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
    • The Wine Advocate – 94 Points
    • James Suckling – 2018 Australian Top 100, 96 Points
    • James Halliday Australian Wine Companion – 94 Points
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    • 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.” – James Halliday

2016 Vintage

  • 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
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2015 Vintage

    • 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
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    • “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.”

2014 Vintage

    • 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
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    • “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.”

2013 Vintage

      • 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
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      • “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.” 

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Vintage 2021

  • James Suckling – 96 Points
“Quite flinty edges and lemon peel with crushed stone and spice. Restrained. The palate holds a ripe and concentrated core of intense citrus fruit. Dry and sleekly refined. Excellent. Drink now.”
  • Wine Pilot, Ken Gargett – 96 Points (Oct 2021)
  • Sydney Royal Wine Show 2021 – 95 Points, Gold
  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2021 – Platinum, 94 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 – Gold Medal
  • Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards 2022 – Gold Medal
  • The Real Review, Aaron Brasher – 93 Points
“Youthful and bright in the glass. Aromas of lemon pith, bath salts, white lily and a salty, sherbet lift. Tight, tangy and citrusy on the palate, a touch of green melon, very fine, racy acidity, a little lick of phenolics giving texture and shape.”
  • Royal Perth Wine Awards 2021 – Silver Medal
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2021 (USA) – Silver Medal

Vintage 2020

  • James Suckling – 96 Points
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2020 – Double Gold Medal
  • Barossa Wine Show 2020 – Gold Medal – 95 Points
  • The Real Review 2020 – 91 Points
  • Royal Perth Wine Awards 2020 – Silver Medal
  • Melbourne International Wine Competition 2020 – Silver Medal”Very bright and fresh lemon and white-peach aromas here. Really is mouthwatering. The palate brings a very sleekly refined shape into play and fills it with lemon flavor in a concentrated, focused mode. Stunning riesling. Drink or hold.”  James Suckling

Vintage 2019

  • Barossa Wine Show 2019 – The Pernod Richard Winemakers L Hugo Gramp Memorial Trophy for Class 1
  • Sydney International Wine Competition Top 100
  • Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2019 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Best Value 2020 – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2020 – 97 Points
The price of this wine reflects the piercing brilliance of the bouquet and the palate. There is some residual sugar, but the acidity totally obscures it. If you buy it, keep some bottles for at least 10 years, allowing the treasure trove of secondary flavours to be liberated.” James Halliday

Vintage 2018

  • Critics International Wine Challenge (USA) 2019 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
  • Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition (USA) 2019 – Platinum Medal, 94 Points
  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 – Gold Medal, 95 Points
  • International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – Silver Medal
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2018 – Silver Medal
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Perth Royal Wine Awards 2018 – Silver Medal
  • James Suckling – 94 Points
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 94 Points
As well as the low alcohol, the pH is 2.76, the acidity 8g/l. Small wonder the wine has tremendous drive and focus. For some this will be a challenge they would rather avoid. If so, it should be taken straight to the cellar for at least 5 years, where it will grow another leg.” James Halliday

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
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2018 – Gold Medal
  • New York International Wine Competition 2018 – Gold Medal
  • 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
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • Vienna AWC International Wine Challenge 2018 – Silver Medal
  • The Wine Advocate – 94 Points
  • James Suckling – 2018 Australian Top 100, 96 Points
  • 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.” James Halliday

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.”
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