Charlotte's Elusion is a Riesling from the Derwent Valley. She's a little wild but her heart is pure and her nature long and zesty.
Awards / Reviews
Playful honeysuckle nose with an acid twang and tough of salinity at tip of the tail. Makes you want to sit on the grass and check out for the rest of the day. Elegant. Drink now.
I like the fruit ripeness and purity here with nectarine as well as peach and citrus notes. The palate has attractively fleshy fruit and succulently juicy acidity that combine well. Fresh finish.
This is a powerful lime/stone fruit Riesling with a rewarding, long, acid-fresh palate. A touch of sweetness is beautifully incorporated and balanced.
Pretty as. Any time Riesling. Oh, this is a tremendous wine.
From the Derwent Valley, this is a beautifully balanced wine that is wonderfully citrus driven. The pretty factor comes from little white flowers and bath salt aromas. Green apple and juicy lemons work harmoniously before a powdery and chalky finish looms up and sits long. Delicious deluxe! Wines like these are easy to recommend.
Drink now to embrace the freshness.
Tyson Stelzer - 92 Points
From Granton in the Derwent Valley; 25% received 7 hours skin contact; 25% wild fermented; 3.5g/L dosage. Pretty, pure, elegant and floral. A wonderfully accurate and graceful Derwent Valley riesling of medium straw hue and lemon blossom and frangipane fragrance. A core of cool lemon and red apple is accented with exotic notes of guava and pomegranate. Fine acidity draws out a long finish, with some phenolic bite from partial skin contact.
Drink By 2027
Fragrant and floral. Generous, even. Heady blossom, lemon citrus, stone fruit slices and earthy parsnip yet retaining freshness. Fleshy and supple fruit balances juicy, thrusting acidity through a medium-long finish. A welcome touch of phenolic grip adds extra depth and body.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)