Capital Wines 'The Whip' Riesling 2010 (Canberra district)
11.2%, Screwcap, $18
Drink: Now - 2013+
This, suitably, has plenty of said grapiness. On the nose it sings with the lifted floral muskiness that Canberra Riesling always shows, a lightly candied aroma of sweet green grapes and a hint of brine. Very nice. The palate follows with a dominant sour acid combination, ala sour lime Warheads (90's memories), some chalky phenolics and more sherbety lime sweetness (just a hint of residual sugar in there?). Whilst it's not strictly a particularly intense wine, the balance is spot on, as is the drinkability, which was proved by the fact that I had woofed down two glasses of this before you could say 'lolly gobble bliss bomb' (love the 90s).
Nice wine, nice price, nice work. Riesling, you've done it again. 17.8/92
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