Thursday, August 5, 2010


- Eden Valley, SA
- $15-$22
- Screwcap
- 12.0%alc

2010 rieslings are starting to flow freely now and as usual Heggies is among the first cabs off the rank. Heggies' Riesling experienced an earlier, more compressed vintage this year compared to last (2010 harvest dates: March 2-6, 2009 harvest dates: March 12-28), but admittedly, the 2009 (90pts) wasn't one of my favourites. For interest, my favourite recent Heggies; the 2005 (95pts), was harvested between March 26th and April 1st that year.

Brightly scented and faintly musky, the 2010 Heggies presents classically floral, green apple, white pear and lime aromas with a minor suggestion of tropical fruit. Its spotless palate reveals the label's typical clarity but delivers its mouthfilling lemon/lime citrus and crisp apple flavours in a slightly more luscious fashion than usual. There's a touch of austerity interspersed through powdery, zingy citric acids in its finish, but it's contradicted and restrained somewhat by lingering, saturated fruit flavours underpinned by a lovely note of wet stone.

ü+ The 2010 is a more sumptuous, saturated Heggies Riesling with all of its regional traits still gladly in attendance. Drink to 2018.
92 points

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