I’ve already had a look at this release. I wasn’t overtly taken with the wine at the time and felt it was in a confused place. Andrew Mitchell read the review and contacted me, offering a different opinion with supporting reviews and advising he would send a second sample, just in case there was bottle variation. So, here goes round two:
Mitchell, Watervale Riesling, Clare Valley, 2015
Dense lime pith, wet wool and stones, deep floral blossom and balsa wood. Ripe, richer mouthfeel due to extended time on lees. While this still feels far more full than the expected Clare Valley Riesling, but this time the structure supported with a crisp, quartzy acidity. There are still similar traits in this wine that I saw in the previous, but there’s an elegance to this specific bottle that I don’t recall in the other. Maybe the few extra months in bottle have seen it settle, but I have to admit I’m more impressed with this sample. Medium term cellaring potential.
Wine sample courtesy of Mitchell Wines