Granite Hills Riesling 2009 (Macedon, Victoria)
$20, Screwcap, 12.5%
A much more balanced wine from Granite Hills and befitting the reputation.
Straw green in the glass with some dissolved CO2. Nose shows lightly honeyed citrus, lemon peel and talc with lovely floral aromatics. Nice! Palate is intensely flavoured with grapefruit, lemon and bath salts, cast long and dry. Backwards too. Lots of power and excellent natural acidity. The only thing preventing this from superstar points is a cheesy dirty character through the finish. Could be just a bit of funk though and it hardly derails the experience. Good wine. 17.8/92