2017 Shaw Wines Reserve Isabella Riesling

$40.00Member: $32.00

A dryer style to previous vintages. This Riesling has lifted aromas of kaffir lime and lemon, displaying natural sweetness and wonderful mineral acidity. Cellar 16 years.
 
Unfortunately due to losing our 2020 vintage from smoke taint this product is very low in stock and therefore a maximum of 3 bottles can be purchased.

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A dryer style to previous vintages. This Riesling has lifted aromas of kaffir lime and lemon, displaying natural sweetness and wonderful mineral acidity. Cellar 16 years.

 

Unfortunately due to losing our 2020 vintage from smoke taint this product is very low in stock and therefore a maximum of 3 bottles can be purchased.


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Tasting Notes

Winemaking and Viticulture

Much of the unique character of this wine is developed in the vineyard, low yielding spur-pruned vines with only the best of our Riesling grapes selected and picked in the cool of the night to ensure fruit is delivered at temperatures less than 20 degrees.

 

The fruit is then lightly pressed and drained and only the free run juice is used to produce this elegant wine. All the fruit is sourced solely from Shaw Wines Murrumbateman vineyard, an area renowned for production of premium cool climate wines Stelvin closures are used for freshness and to ensure long term quality.

Awards

  • Silver Medal – Decanter World Wine Awards, London 2018
  • Commended – International Wine Challenge London 2018
  • 95 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2021

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Member Prices

All prices shown below are per bottle.

12 bottles quarterly: $32.00

12 bottles twice a year: $32.00

6 bottles quarterly: $32.00

6 bottles twice a year: $32.00

Cellar Until

2034

Matching Foods

Great with spicy food including Asian and Indian dishes

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Reviews

  1. Tanya Olinder

    Angus Hughson, Winepilot.com (October 2020)
    If you were to pick the standout white grape variety for the Canberra District then riesling would have to be at the top of the list. The region creates its own unique style for the grape variety – wines that are beautifully crisp and acid driven with more reserved and restrained fruits than generally seen in the South Australian styles.

    This is the Reserve Aged Release from Shaw Vineyard Estate with the wines given some years in bottle to soften their zesty acidity. Despite its age, the wine still boasts a youthful colour and aromatics. It’s pristine and pure with concentrated and focussed kaffir lime leaf and citrus aromas with a touch of stony minerality. The palate is then crisp and mid-weight – tangy acidity drives a long, fine and angular long finish. It is delicious now with some chilled prawns but would also benefit from a couple more years ageing to further soften that acid hit.

    Drink to 2027, 94 points.

  2. Tanya Olinder

    John Lewis, The Canberra Times (October 2020)
    As COVID-19 shackles loosen we can gather warily for springtime eating and drinking suited to today’s vivacious trio of Gundagai, Adelaide Hills and Canberra wines. This one has brassy hues, jasmine scents and lively ruby grapefruit front-palate flavour. The middle palate shows lime, nashi pear, flint and subtle honeycomb and a finish of slatey acid.

    At shawwines.com.au, the Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman cellar and shops. Drink with Salmon and dill quiche and cellar for six years.

  3. Tanya Olinder

    Vinonotebook.com.au (October 2020)
    Shaw Wines a.k.a. Shaw Vineyard Estate are located in the Canberra District wine region. Here is their flagship Riesling, the indicator sitting just over the medium-dry line on the IRF scale. Pale lemon in hue. Cool, slatey and fresh to start with richness from stonefruit among the lime spectrum: Kaffir lime leaf, lime sorbet and a touch of honeysuckle. Good balance between the depth and viscosity from the residual sugar and acidity. Granny Smith green apple texture and acidity with clean lines, finishing with a decent stony, slatey length.
    Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)

  4. Tanya Olinder

    John Rozentals (October 2020)
    Shaw Wines 2017 Reserve ‘Isabella’ Riesling ($40): Isabella Anderson was born in 1919 and lived and worked on the Olleyville property until her retirement in 2007. The 2017 vintage was set up by good winter rain and a cooler spring. The grapes were picked at 11.5 Beaumé and only the free-run juice was used. Being high in acid, the wine was kept to mature for a couple of years prior to release. It shows fresh lime and citrus, and has a more rounded palate than an early-release riesling.

  5. Tanya Olinder

    Who Weekly (November 2020)
    Another stunning riesling from Canberra winery Shaw Vineyard. This is a dry riesling with aromas of kaffir lime and lemon. It has a slight sweetness with wonderful acidity. Cellar for up to 16 years.

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