Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 2004 (1500ml)
Knappstein-Hand-Picked-Riesling-2004-1500ml

Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 2004 (1500ml)

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Clare & Watervale, Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Style: White Wine

Variety: Riesling

Closure: Cork

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Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 2004 (1500ml)

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Producer: Knappstein

Country: Australia

Region: Clare Valley

Vintage: 2004

Critic Score: 94 and ★★★★(★)

Alcohol: 13.0%

Size: 1500 ml

Drink by: 2028


A cracker. Super limey and complete with racy acid. Represents insane value for money - Matt Skinner

James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2004
2005 Sydney International Wine Competition Top 100

The grapes for the Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling are predominantly estate-grown, the remainder from selected growers; the outcome is a blend of Clare and Watervale fruit. 

"It has a fragrant and floral bouquet of apple, lime and passionfruit and a delicate but intense palate of pure riesling fruit."  James Halliday 

Expert reviews

"The grapes for this wine are predominantly estate-grown, the remainder from selected growers; the outcome is a blend of Clare and Watervale fruit. It has a fragrant and floral bouquet of apple, lime and passionfruit and a delicate but intense palate of pure riesling fruit."  James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion - 94 points and Top 100 Wines of 2004

"A punchy, up-front Clare riesling whose moderately intense lemon juice and honeysuckle fragrance precedes a slightly candied and juicy, but long and austere palate of texture and dryness."  Jeremy Oliver – 91 points

"A fresh floral/ lime style with strong limey fruit and good acidity. Quite mouth-filling."  Lester Jesberg, Winewise - Highly Recommended  ★★★★(★) 

"A very fine wine in the sense that it shows a decisive capturing of varietal flavour and an admirable elegance of body. Typical lime and lemon characters show out and a distinctive floral fragrance is evident in the bouquet. The palate is neat and trim, tightly packed with flavour and enlivened by refreshing acidity. Will drink a treat with most seafoods."  Paddy Kendler, The Herald Sun  ★★★★(★) 

"Knappstein Hand Picked Riesling 2004 is a cracker. Super limey and complete with racy acid and a spankingly dry finish - this is the perfect Chinese/Thai takeaway wine, and represents insane value for money. Need I say more - go buy some!"  Matt Skinner 

"Shows green straw with brightness in the appearance. It has a limey nose with a succulent sweet edge suggested in the aromas. The palate is initially soft and then quickly delivers dry, minerally, chalky, pithy characters. It was a real youngster of a wine with sherbet fresh fruit and structure for the long haul. It's more exotic and more rewarding with the food."  Neil Hadley, Sydney International Wine Competition 2005 - Top 100

Awards

James Halliday Top 100 Wines of 2004
Top 100 of the 2005 Sydney International Wine Competition

Wine region map of South Australia

South Australia

South Australian is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. It is home to more than 900 wineries across 18 wine regions. The regions are Adelaide Hills, Adelaide Plains, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Coonawarra, Currency Creek, Eden Valley, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale, Mount Benson, Mount Gambier, Padthaway, Riverland, Robe, Southern Fleurieu, Southern Flinders Ranges and Wrattonbully.

Many of the well-known names in the South Australian wine industry established their first vineyards in the late 1830s and early 1840s. The first vines in McLaren Vale were planted at Reynella in 1839 and Penfold's established Magill Estate on the outskirts of Adelaide in 1844.

South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the State to be able to produce a range of grape varieties - from cool climate Riesling in the Clare and Eden Vallies to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Two of Australia's best-known wines, Penfolds Grange and Henschke Hill of Grace, are produced here. There is much to discover in South Australia for the wine lover.