My WSET tasting group was tasked with presenting notes on this Aussie Riesling. It was pale lemon in the glass and we found the nose to have medium (+) intensity aromas of lemon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, blossom, wet stones and that tell-tale petrol note. The wine is considered youthful at this stage. The palate was off-dry with medium (+) acidity, low alcohol (9.5% ABV), medium (-) body with medium intensity flavors of the above aromas. We thought it fell off a bit on the palate versus the nose. Ending with a medium finish we thought this $18 effort was of very good quality and could be drunk now with suitability to age as well. If you like an off-dry Riesling that has already developed petrol notes (which I do), then this is for you. Members of the class questioned a food pairing and one lady said Thai food- I concur. 91 points and 5 stars. Salut….
Pikes Hills & Valleys Riesling 2019, Clare Valley, Australia
20 Wednesday Apr 2022