Self explanatory really, this lot were a few highlights picked out of a recent blind tasting for National Liquor News. As such the notes are just a touch haughty, but hopefully they paint a fair picture. Plenty of value picks here which is heartening indeed.
Taylors Riesling 2009 (Clare Valley, SA) $18
Lovely Clare Riesling nose, perfumed, pretty and delicious, with just a hint of early development. Palate has well handled sweetness. Good commercial style. 17/90
Saltram Mamre Brook Riesling 2009 (Eden Valley, SA) $19
Lovely crystalline fruit. Structured grip on the palate is excellent for the price. Lots of Eden Rizza character and flavour. Good stuff. 17.3/91
Houghton Wisdom Riesling 2009 (Frankland River, WA) $30
Top shelf. Somewhat closed nose, but its party time on the palate. Girls perfume florals escape and backed by a deep and sinewy palate. Very serious and very good. 18.5/94
Mcguigan ‘The Shortlist’ 1440 Riesling 2004 (Eden Valley, SA) $?
I know nothing about this wine and, according to Mcguigan’s website, it doesn’t exist. In the lineup I mistook it for the 04 Wigan it was that good.Classic Eden Riesling in weight and structure, with that lime tart nose over a very long and powerful palate. Searing acid and blinding intensity. Top shelf! 18.5/94