This 2016 Torzi Matthew Frost Dodger Riesling has heaps of zesty, citrus and white stone fruits aromatic, while the palate sears with vibrancy, texture and weight, finishing crisp, dry and long. An outstanding Eden Valley Riesling with a long future ahead of it, although it’s pretty irresistible now.
Torzi Matthews is a food and winemaking partnership between Domenic Torzi and Tracy Matthews. While Torzi Matthews are well-known for their high quality Shiraz, most notably Schist Rock and Frost Dodger, they’ve recently showed themselves capable of producing some high quality Eden Valley Riesling.
“94 Points. From two vineyards ranging from 45 to 86 years old. Wild yeast ferment. Crushed fennel seed, white flowers, lemon rind, mandarin, plus a slight smokiness and fenugreek funk. It’s light, dry and very crunchy, with mandarin and lemon flavours, flinty and powdery texture, and a just a little roundness and vanilla perfume on the finish of an otherwise stern and serious wine. Heaps of personality too. Excellent. Tasted: Aug16 Alcohol: 12.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 – 2028+”- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
“This is very good. From the first whiff you know exactly what you’re getting and the unwavering palate intensity just continues the message. I could drink oodles of this, even though it’s not exactly complex or anything like that. It’s just deliciously intense, concentrated Aussie Riesling at a glorious price. Best drinking: 2016-2017 or wait until 2021+. 18/20, 93/100. 12.5%, $25. Would I buy it? Would I ever!” – Andrew Graham, www.ozwinereview.com.
“Has a deftness, a lightness if you like – goes to a little powdery crunch, kinda like talcum, or even fresh powdery snow. Has a hardness to its finish, almost a bitter lemon conclusion. Personality plus, smashing wine. 93 Points. Price: $25 Alcohol: 12% Closure: Screwcap” – Stuart Robinson, www.thevinsomniac.com.