Kilikanoon Morts Block Riesling 2008(Clare Valley, SA)
The Reserve version of this wine is a favourite of my wine. Real Clare Riesling with style and flavour. Somehow however, this standard wine doesn’t quite get there for me this vintage.
Distinctively Watervale, yet its quite light considering the propensity to power of many of its kin from this vintage. Light yellow colour with a talc & lime juice nose, the palate is restrained and typically Watervale limey though this feels somewhat lacking in intensity. Its a very nice juice, but perhaps it just needs more time. Otherwise its only middling at present. 17.1
Turkey Flat Rose 2007 (Barossa Valley, SA)
Considering that the 2008 vintage is the current release for this wine, being served up a 2007 vintage of what is a very early drinker filled me with trepidation. No need to worry however, the quality shone through. Still bright red, tending pink, the nose shows some development, with a toasty character that is very unusual for what is ostensibly a red wine – its almost like there is some Semillon that has been snuck into the blend. Thankfully however the bright red fruits that ‘make’ this wine are still residing below the initial aromatic developed characters, making for a very light, but juicy, Grenache dominated Rose that still drinks well enough, though the development has done it few favours. 16.4