90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Textbook notes of green apples and limes abound in d'Arenberg's 2017 The Dry Dam Riesling. Medium-bodied and off-dry (17 grams per liter of residual sugar), it's quite tight and lean through the palate and onto the chalky finish."
90 points Wine Enthusiast
"This is an off-dry Riesling from McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills (fairly unusual regions to find this variety). The small amount of residual sugar left in the wine is a welcome balance to the lofty levels of acidity, and elevates the charm factor of those lime, grapefruit, apple-blossom and wet stone notes."
Vinous Reverie Notes
"Nothing, they say, succeeds like success. Few operations in Australia fit this dictum better than d'Arenberg, which has kept its 100-year-old heritage while moving into the 21st century with flair and elan." ~ James Halliday, Australia's Top 100 Wineries
Small batches of grapes are gently crushed, chilled, and then basket pressed. The fermentation was long and cool and was stopped before reaching total dryness to ensure that residual sugar remains to balance the high mineral acidity. Tasting Notes: A delightfully lifted nose, loaded with lemons, limes, jasmine and Granny Smith. The palate displays wonderful balance between acid and sweetness, giving that Dry Dam hallmark of sherbet like character. Full of flavor yet pristine and refined. Drinks perfectly well young but promises to age well, developing toasty, marmalade notes for beyond a decade.