Shy Susan Riesling 12pk 2017

Shy Susan Riesling 12pk 2017

Shy Susan Riesling 12pk 2017
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Winery Details

    Best New Winery of the Year | James Halliday Wine Companion 2020

    After working with Tasmanian fruit for nearly two decades, Glenn James with his wife, Jo Marsh, have released a range of truly unique wines from some of Tasmania’s most exciting vineyards. Glenn's role as Chief Winemaker for Winemaking Tasmania comes with some pretty good perks, not least of which is the ability to year-on-year, see which vineyards are producing the best fruit. This access has given Glenn and Jo the ability to pick and choose from the 'best of the best', and attack the Shy Susan project with a no-compromise approach. Select small parcels of fruit are crafted to reflect variety, vineyard and the stylistic approach forged from Glenn’s skill and experience.

Press Review

    Best New Winery of the Year | James Halliday Wine Companion 2020


    Shy Susan Riesling 2017

    The Shy Susan name is (by chance) the key to a wine that could easily be blessed without attracting any attention. Every component is so precisely balanced you have to stand back and let the wine work its magic, caressing the mouth with tendrils of gently ripe lemon, grapefruit and passionfruit that each their peak on the lingering aftertaste.

    Rating: 95 Points

    Source: James Halliday Wine Companion 2019


    Shy Susan Riesling 2017

    Tasmanian riesling from two mature vineyards in the Coal River Valley (67%) and the Huon Valley (33%). Indeed the Coal River Valley portion is from the Elsewhere Vineyard. Winemaker Glenn James describes the combination of vineyards here as “one is a very cold site, producing very lean wines; wines that won’t evolve ever”, the other is a warmer site producing “punchier” wines. Easy to see the thinking behind their combination.

    Orange blossom, lime, red apples. Almost see licorice here. Incredible texture. Incredible elegance. “It shows off my knowledge of ‘the art of blending’, from my experience at large companies,” James says. This is a wine that puts the word ‘lilt’ onto centre stage. It’s dry but it feels off-dry; it’s the weight of fruit. It’s about as beguiling as a young white wine can be. Bit of a wow moment.

    Rating: 94 Points

    Source: Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front


    Shy Susan Riesling 2017

    A wildly complex array of primary fruit with bright orange and lemon zest, as well as very fragrant and sweet, floral aromas. Texturally complex and full of interest. Drink now. Screw cap.

    Rating: 93 Points

    Source: www.jamessuckling.com (June 2019)