Tim Adams Skilly Ridge Riesling 2018

Recommended Retail Price:       30.00

Varietal:                                    Riesling

Region:                                     Clare Valley    

Cellaring to:                              2043


Tim Adams has a strong focus based on making wines exclusively from Clare Valley grapes. They are selected for their authentic varietal and regional characters and vibrant fruit flavour. It was first established in 1987 and grapes were crushed on site several months later. In 2009 the business took a giant step forward with the acquisition of the 80ha Leadingham Rogers Vineyard.

Winery Link:                https://www.timadamswines.com.au/

Expert Reviews

James Halliday          Wine Companion

“Dazzling quartz-green, this has a purity and restraint that is in the fountainhead of all great rieslings. It is as much to do with what it doesn’t have (overt acidity, extract, etc) as its many high points. Free-run juice from high quality grapes has its own reward. Part of this wine has been held back for release in 8-10 years time (at a very different price no doubt).”

Score:  97/100

Joe Czerwinski          Wine Advocate

“The 2018 Skilly Ridge Riesling is a classic, traditional style of Clare Riesling. It’s pale, lean and dry, with crisp notes of lime sherbet, a medium-bodied palate with something like the texture of rainwater, and an extended, slightly chalky finish. It should age well for up to a dozen years or more.”

Score:  91/100

Gary Walsh                The Wine Front

“it’s packed with sweet lime flavour, honey and lime leaf, comes over as juicy and quite forward, with equally succulent acidity, a light flinty texture, and a glossy smooth finish of good length. Delivers a big mouthful of Clare Riesling, though I’d say it’s very much at its best around about now.”

Score:  91/100