2017 Riesling **SOLD OUT**
95 Points - The Wine Front
Lyons Will was established in Macedon Ranges in 1996 but it wasn’t until recently that things escalated. Indeed, if you do the recent back story you get an arsenal of support in winemakers lending a hand – Matt Harrop (Silent Way), Llew Knight (Granite Hills) and Sean Crinion (Dappled) are names that oscillate here. This riesling is a step up, picked fresh then left to mature in old barrels. It’s a striking wine. A producer to keep an eye on for sure. Imagine this label in a riesling bottle, as no bottle shot available.
High tension riesling of precision and quiet complexity. Has a muted perfume of green apple, lime, slate, tonic water. Delicious start and understated. The palate is where the rush is – a racy, precise thrust of tightly wound yet succulent lime-mineral-steel feeling, with just a hint of oatmeal or nuttiness underlying. It’s so delicious. Riesling enthusiasts will find this a blast. Instantly a wine in my top-of-pack mob for the variety.
93 Points - Wine Reviewer
The region is well known for Riesling with Granite Hills the exemplar and a number of fine releases coming from Zig Zag Road and Hunter-Gatherer Vinters over the last couple of vintages.
The wine was produced from estate fruit, basket pressed and aged in old oak. A little residual sugar was kept in the wine but it’s slinked into the background doing its job providing a counterpoint to the wines mineral, taut acidity.
A nose of jasmine, lime and the faintest touch of picked ginger. The palate has beautiful balance with slate like acidity giving impressive lines, in terms of citrus fruits the wine very much sits on the lime side of the spectrum. There is a chalkiness to finish with flashes of jasmine returning to add complexity.
There were only 740 bottles made from young vines. The future looks good for this variety from one of the regions impressive new producers.
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