Tim McNeil Wines Watervale Reserve Riesling

When the previous vintage stunned me in a blind tasting last year, I was eager to meet Tim and learn his secret: his hand-picked, dry grown riesling is sourced from just over the hill from Knappstein’s Ackland vineyard, next door to Jeffrey Grosset’s Springvale vineyard. This is the magic triangle of Watervale, with a signature of serious, textural, chalky, fine minerality and great definition of kaffir lime, lemon blossom and granny smith apple fruit. Razor-aligned, with remarkable depth of coiled-up fruit lurking just below the surface.