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Robert Oatley - Signature Riesling - Great Southern 2014

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: Western Australia
  • Wine Area: Great Southern Range
  • Wine Maker: Larry Cherubino
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Riesling
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 88 (2013) VS: 88 (2013) JR: 16.5 (2014) WS: 88 (2013) JH: 93 (2014) WF: 89 (2015) NM: 90 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

Reflecting another outstanding vintage in Western Australia’s leading Riesling region, this is a softly textured, crisp, dry, lemon-lime fruited wine with a fine line of acidity

Winery Information

Robert Oatley

Robert Oatley Vineyards is the latest venture of the Oatley family winemaking dynasty, which was founded by the late industry legend Bob Oatley. Bob Oatley founded one of Australia's most famous wine companies, Rosemount Estate, in 1968 and later sold the business in 2001 for $1.5 billion. His legacy continues in his eldest son Sandy, who worked alongside his father for many years and manages the business today. Created in 2006, Robert Oatley Vineyards aims to embody the best that Australia.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013)88 pts

May 2014 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2013 Riesling opens with aromas of grapefruit peel and fresh yuzu highlighted by subtle crushed stone, dill seed and honeysuckle hints. This dry, very crisp and light-bodied wine displays a great intensity of citrus flavors in the mouth before concluding in a long, steely finish. Drink it now to 2018+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)88 pts

July 2014 - Pale straw color. Dried lemon, quinine and kerosene on the pungent nose, with a hint of white pepper coming up slowly with air. Dry and nervy on the palate, offering zesty citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a touch of bitter herbs. In a firm, incisive style, with no excess fat and good closing bite. I'd serve this refreshingly bitter fat-free riesling with raw or simply adorned shellfish, or maybe young, fresh goat or sheep milk cheeses.-- Josh Raynolds

JancisRobinson.com (2014)16.5 pts

Tasted Jan 15 - Lime fruit and citrus cream. Very fresh on the nose with a slightly grippy/chalky texture, which increases the dry sensation on the finish (RS is a mere 3 g/l, pH 2.95) but also adds depth. GV (JH)

Wine Spectator (2013)88 pts

Web Only 2014 - This crisp, tangy style offers lime-accented green apple flavors on a deftly balanced, dry frame. Drink now through 2020.

James Halliday (2014)93 pts

Pristine. It darts with citrus, fennel and grapefruit-like flavour and while length is the main game, it's slipped with just enough flesh to work as a young wine too.

Wine Front (2015)89 pts

Straight forward sort of drinking experience, light, pure-feeling, lacking a bit of intensity/dilute in flavour, but lemon-lime all the way. It’s got some zing to acidity which keeps things fresh, finishes lemon sorbet-like, which is nice. Happy sort of thing to pair with greasy fish and chips, eaten in the sun. Easy drinking.

Natalie McLean (2012)90 pts

What an exquisite Riesling! Lovely aromas of lemon and lime sunshine with just a hint of white flowers underneath. Fresh and crisp. Perfect for seafood.

Vinification Notes

Neutral yeast was used for the fermentation in order to retain the inherent fruit characters. Besides, as little intervention as possible is made in order to produce a varietally pure, excellent, early to mid-term drinking wine.