Coates The Riesling 2019 (Adelaide Hills, South Australia) "...green apple, citrus, mineral..."
"Across a four-month tsunami of tasting, not once did I come across a range of wines as unequivocally delicious as that from Duane Coates. I am speaking of each cuvée, meticulously crafted by a modest man with ample foreign experience up his sleeve, along with the academic moxie demanded by his Master of Wine studies and his recent inauguration to the Institute. From Nebbiolo and Chardonnay, to the most exciting sparkling wine yet tasted from these shores, these are wines that push boundaries as much as they sit in the mouth with an uncanny effortlessness ... before the bottle is gone
Sourced from Kuitpo, this balletic riesling was fermented wild in neutral French wood, an approach common in Europe but seldom used in this country. The result is delicious. Pristine. A transparent stream of kaffir lime, Granny Smith apple, pear gelato and bath salts guided by the oak, rather than obfuscated by it. Among the most exciting domestic rieslings tasted in recent memory." - Ned Goodwin MW, Halliday Winemaker of the Year Judge