The wine is selected from only the best batches of free-run juice; these wines demonstrate great potential for slow ageing and the development of toasty complexity and greater mouth-feel.
Howard Park’s Great Southern Riesling is consistently rated as one of Australia’s best Rieslings. It is listed as Australia’s 4th most collected Riesling from a survey conducted by Wine Ark out of 3 million bottles of wine in cellars across the country. It also has a longstanding track record of being noted as ‘Outstanding’ in James Halliday’s annual Wine Companion.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
"Bright, gleaming straw-green; filled with juicy lime fruit and crisp, crunchy acidity, the length a given; the aftertaste lingers, and echoes the flavours of the mid-palate. Lovely wine." Rating 96 - Best of Riesling - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2014
“Light, bright yellow hue and an expressive floral aroma with waxy notes and a tinge of lemon blossom. It’s intense, delicate and delicious in the mouth, with balanced acidity and seems softer and more accessible than some prior vintages. Very dry but smooth on the finish. Now to 2022." Rating 95 - Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald
Winery Tasting Notes
Crystalline, pale lime yellow in colour
Intense and lifted aromas of freshly zested lemon/lime citrus.
The palate is full of fresh citrus, nashi pear and green skin apple flavours that give depth and richness. Whilst defined by these rich fruit flavours, the palate is guided by a fine, mineral and citrus acidity that adds length and finish to the wine. This wine has great intensity, richness, definition and length of flavour.
In its youth, the Great Southern Riesling is bright in style, full of abundant fresh fruit, a mineral texture and tight acidity. In time the wine will develop a nut praline and poached citrus and apple richness whilst retaining its linear acidity and stone-like minerality. Howard Park Rieslings will cellar for more than 10 years.
Medals & Trophies
Bronze Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge 2012