Meadowbank’s Riesling vines were planted in 2005 and have been tended organically by Peter Dredge since 2017. Another spine-tingling Meadowbank Riesling, the 2018 was hand-picked, whole cluster pressed and naturally fermented in a mix of neutral oak and stainless tank. Both parcels were matured on their lees for five months before blending and bottling without fining. An incisively fresh Riesling offering Tasmania’s typical mix of fresh green apple and citrus and an acid spine seamlessly balanced by 8 g/L residual sugar.
Does Tasmanian Riesling, perhaps, get overlooked a little? Green apple, talc, slight flinty smoky thing, lime pie. It’s intense, but doesn’t result in the ‘face like a half-chewed wine gum’ thing. Powdery, perfumed, all the green apple, clean and fresh, but most importantly, superb length and definition on the finish. It’s a bloody beauty. 95 points, Gary Walsh, Winefront.com.au