Petaluma `Hanlin Hill` Riesling 2009 (6 x 750mL), Clare Valley, SA.

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Overview

The 2009 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling is from an almost perfect growing season in Clare.

Slatey minerality, a hallmark of the Hanlin Hill Vineyard since the first vintage in 1979, combines with high natural acidity to produce a wine that is very drinkable in its youth, but has all the hallmarks of a great, long-lived Clare Valley Riesling. The 2009 Petaluma Hanlin Hill Riesling ranks alongside the truly great vintages of 1980, 1990 and 2002.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

“Heady, floral and perfumed, with a musky scent of white flowers, lavender, lime juice, green apple and lemon pith, this very refined and naturally balanced riesling reveals layers of crystal-clear fruit underpinned by very fine, chalky phenolics. It’s beautifully focused, with a piercing presence of flavour that streamlines tightly towards a fresh, zesty finish of brittle, citrusy acids. Exceptionally long and classy.” Rating 97 - Jeremy Oliver (FEB/2010)

The mature vineyard is the key to the consistency of this wine. The palate has considerable depth and intensity to its array of ripe citrus fruit flavours, the finish well balanced. Rating 94 - Drink by 2019, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2009)

“I had this around the 94 mark at first though I dropped it back a touch later. It’s like drinking pure lime juice, though that chalkiness through the finish helps to soften it. Seriously crisp and intense. No idea really how it will age, though I would (even given the quality) be drinking this over the next couple of years. The more you drink it the more simple it seems - not unusual for a young riesling of course, but if it’s going to age well I’d like it to be more piercing. Gorgeous wine to drink young though - for definite.”Rating 93 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

Winery Tasting Notes

Lovely bright floral aromas of lemon blossom and passionfruit are backed up on the palate by pristine intense lemon-lime, with some crunch apple thrown in.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2009

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1976, Petaluma's vision is to make world class wines from the classic European varieties by choosing the best region for each variety and acquiring or planting the best vineyard in that region.

The simple hallmark Petaluma yellow label has come to represent Australian wines of refined elegance but stamped indelibly with characteristics of the vineyards of origin. Petaluma wines have been established as New World classics representative of the terroir of Australia’s best regions.

Winemaker Andrew Hardy

Andrew began with Petaluma in 1982, working and studying his wayup through the ranks as cellar hand, trainee winemaker and finally leadwinemaker. Successfully interweaving practical, ‘in the vineyard’ workwith university studies, Andrew completed his Bachelor of Appl. Sci(Wine Science) at University of Adelaide in 1990. Nominated in August1999 as a finalist in AGT Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year award, Andrew is highly respected for his effortless winemaking style,restrained hand in the winery and engaging manner.

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