96/100 | Vic Harradine
Most makers of Eden Valley Riesling release their wines in the same year the grapes are picked. Luckily Rockford is not run by accountants, and prefer to release their Riesling with a little complexity, palate weight and softness that comes from 10 months maturation on light yeast lees before bottling and a further 12 months resting in bottle before release. The zingy fruits that Eden Valley Riesling is famous for remain in full effect, but Rockford's signature balance and harmony in the glass shines through.
Vic Harradine writes "Mineral notes, citrus and hints of green apple abound on the nose of this gorgeous Riesling. It surges over the palate with a delightful wash of Key lime cordial interwoven with racy lemon curd, a hint of white peach and a wash of lip-smacking tang and notions of flinty mineral notes. This is medium weight with good mouthfeel and persistent purity of fruit and flavour through the lengthy mouth-watering finish and aftertaste. Pour with charcuterie, a deli platter or bocconcini and tomato slices under a dousing of olive oil and dots of balsamic vinegar topped with fresh basil."