Karra Yerta Riesling 2010 (Eden Valley, SA)
12.5%, Screwcap, $25
This picked up a gold medal over the weekend, which prompted me to pop some in the fridge. Second time I’ve had this actually and it looks even better now with an extra month in the bottle. Definitely an opulent wine this year, but in a very correct fashion. Again excellent stuff. Maybe a little fuller than the 09?
It’s green in the glass this. Water green and neutral looking. But the smell! What wafts out is Eden Riesling perfection. Lots of lime juice, wet pavement and more lime juice in a big, nose-filling dose of Eden awesomeness. Palate is dry and pithy, showing some banana ferment characters, grapefruit and soft (though powerful) acidity. Long. Very long. Interesting to note that ‘soft’ acidity, for I tend to think that Eden and Clare Riesling acidity can sometimes be a little hard and clunky (which I often wonder whether that’s due to injudicious additions). Not this wine.
All in it’s a lovely, powerful, concentrated Riesling in classical form. For mine this is what Eden Valley Riesling is all about, and it’s a style of wine that I absolutely dig.
The glass in front of me appears to be leaking…. 18.7/95
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