Current Vintage: 2022
Sourced from a single vineyard planted in 1922 in Eden Valley. No spectacular secret winemaking here: whole bunch pressed to tank, cold settled, and then racked to ferment with a cultured yeast. Bottled early to preserve freshness. Classic Eden Valley Riesling with tones of lemon, lime and bath salts. Drink cold with oysters while watching the sunset.
Review: 95 points (Australian Wine Review)
“It’s not hard to appreciate this Tim Smith Wines Eden Valley Riesling 2022. Single vineyard Eden Valley Riesling ‘picked on a full moon for those that follow those sort of things’, it couldn’t taste any purer, any more bracing and fresh and lively. A fresh mountain stream at the beginning of summer, but in wine form. Lime juice, celery, grapefruit, lemon, some sort of blossom too. Yes, it’s acid formed, but rightly so. It’s natural acidity too, with the tell-tale softer shape. What really pushes this to top gold territory is the intensity. It’s a full fruit punch in your mouth – no leanness, just latent, grapefruit/lime power and a long, long finish. Tingles with this lip-smacking lime vitality. What a wine. I will always admit to a soft spot for limey, intense, super dry Eden Riesling, but when it comes with enough generosity and flavour to be immediately delicious? And it’s $30 a bottle? I’m jumping up and down about it.” – Andrew Graham
Review: 94 points (The Winefront)
“Love a brown glass bottle. Lime juice, mineral water, green apple, a little haziness to texture and bright, tangerine-like finish. Yum. There’s even some subtle, yeasty, nutty elements in the wine. Indeed, a complex rendition here and one with length, presence and general refreshment factor. Pitch perfect, very classic, very well done. Dig in.” – Mike Bennie