Petaluma Hanlin Hill Clare Valley Riesling 2012

Riesling from Clare Valley, Australia

Item No. 126710
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • JH96
  • W&S93
  • WE91
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2005
  • JH94

Winemaker's Notes

This Riesling is a full dry style, with lovely delicate floral aromatics and a hint of tropical fruit. Lemon-lime blossom on the nose flows onto the palate, showing trademark citrus flavours with a hint of spice. The natural high acidity gives wonderful lift on the finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright straw-green; a distinguished riesling with a long pedigree courtesy of fully mature estate vines; the lemon blossom fragrance of the bouquet leads into a mouthwatering palate where the initial impact is of lime and lemon fruit before a burst of minerally acidity takes hold, but releases its grip on the aftertaste allowing the fruit the last say."
96 Points

"Located in the northeastern hills above Clare, Petaluma’s riesling vineyard was planted in 1968 at an altitude between 1,300 and 1,650 feet. Those old vines, growing in red loam over slate, produced a wine with layers of flavor and abundant fruit in 2012. The scents range from lime to orange, with floral highlights. The flavors are riper, hinting at tropical fruits, cinched by a mineral acidity that seems colored by the slate. Best to either enjoy this immediately, or cellar it eight to ten years. A classic from Clare."
93 Points

"Crisp and lively, this delivers a tart mouthful of pear, peach and lime flavors that keep zinging on the dry finish. Best from 2015 through 2025."
91 Points

"This is floral on the nose, offering up hints of talcum powder and restrained fruit. Yet the apple, cinnamon and lime flavors bust out on the palate before ending in a long, potent, citrusy finish. Drink now or hold up to 10 years."
91 Points

Learn About Petaluma Map ItMap It

Petaluma, founded by world-famous winemaker Brian Croser, is widely regarded as Australia's pre-eminent small winery. Petaluma wines are made in various vineyard sites, each selected for specific characteristics.

Learn About Clare Valley

Known for its Rieslings, all in screw cap since the year 2000, the wines of Clare Valley are distinctive. The Riesling here is dry, dry, dry. Delicate yet firm, these wines won't remind you of Germany or Alsace - they have a flavor all their own. The lime flavors and zesty acidity make the wine perfect for summer sipping or pacific rim food (aka, seafood). Notable Facts Since...

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Learn About Riesling

Riesling (REEZ-leeng) The Riesling grape is happiest in a cooler climate, one that fosters its slow and steady ripening. Often assumed to be the producer of only sweet wines, Riesling is a fascinating grape of many faces. From bone dry to lusciously sweet, this variety is delicious at any sugar level with its intense aromas and steely acidity. Most popular in...

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