Halliday's Staindl Wines 2016 Riesling Review
James Halliday is an Australian wine writer and critic, winemaker, and senior wine competition judge. Since 1979 he has written and co-authored more than 40 books on wine, including contributions to the Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine. Since 1986 he has published an annual overview of Australian wine which (since 2000) has been entitled James Halliday Annual Wine Companion. Jancis Robinson has described Halliday as the protégé of Len Evans, and his successor "as Australia’s leading wine writer".
This is what Halliday had to say about our 2016 Reisling:
"Grown biodynamically, hand-picked, air bag-pressed, fermented in old oak for 3 weeks, then racked to stainless steel. Bright straw-green; has very good acidity, giving the wine texture, structure and the freshness often absent from riesling grown in maritime climates. The flavours are green apple and citrus. Nice wine. Don’t pay attention to the Burgundy bottle. 12.5% alc."