In my wine course there is a definitive method to tasting wines. This week our task has been to compare an Australian Riesling with an Auslese version from Germany. Here are the notes, in the correct format, for the Aussie one.
Alkoomi Riesling 2019, Western Australia. 12.0% ABV
- Intensity : Pale
- Colour : Lemon
- Intensity : Medium
- Aroma characteristics : Primary notes of Grapefruit, Quince and Lemon. Secondary notes of Papier Machè and bread dough.
- Sweetness : Off-Dry
- Acidity : High
- Alcohol : Medium
- Body : Medium
- Flavor intensity : Medium with Primary flavors of Lemon, Pink Grapefruit and Peach.
- Finish : Long
Conclusions : Good Quality
For $17, this 90 point wine is a 5 star effort if you are in the market for a crisp, juicy Riesling to pair with grilled Mackerel or Oysters on the half shell. Drink till 2025. Salut….