|Jamsheed Riesling. Tasty.|
12%, Screwcap, $27
It's Mothers Day which means that I spent the day (or lunch at least) with my Mum eating salt and pepper mud crabs, crispy skin chicken and other such delights at Sydney's Golden Century. When consuming these Cantonese delicacies there is nothing better (in my mind) to drink than Riesling. Or Chablis. Or any crisp, yet textural, white wine.... Actually Riesling is still the best. Anyway, this was a particularly wise choice.
Handpicked from the (now almost 45 year old) Westgate vineyard, this was whole bunch pressed and fermented in old large wood. No acidification and left on lees for 8 months too. Love the handling. Wish more Australian Riesling was made like this. Memo Clare Valley...
It's a bright looking beast actually, all things considered,with a light straw colour. Light toast, green apple and lemon on the nose, this still looks very youthful. Would have been a slightly raw wine as a youngster methinks, which certainly suits the barrel worked style perfectly. High (natural) acid juice + texture = works. It certainly looks more gentle and integrated now, the grapefruit fruit just starting to honey and soften, the bottle age toast generosity filling out the mid palate nicely, though not without losing that green apple lime juice underneath.
A lovely unforced Riesling with many years in it yet, I rather enjoyed this. Drink: Now - 2015+ 17.7/92