Clonakilla Riesling 2010 (Canberra District)
$15, Screwcap, 12.5%
Source: Cellar Door
It’s been open for 24 hours now has this rizza and only now is it showing all it’s wares. Still, I’m not convinced this is a good vintage for the Clonakilla Riesling. Much preferred the 2009.
On the nose there is some typical Canberra lavender florals, but mainly it just smells of citrussy acidity, with some bath salts for good measure. The palate too is mono-dimensional, with grapefruity acidity and little else, the palate looking clean and long until somewhere towards the back were it begins to taste muddy, raspy and less clear. As the wine warms up the fruit comes out and the acidity integrates, making for an entirely pleasant wine, but still the finish lacks focus, with a smidgen of residual sugar not really helping.
Not doing it for me this year. I was tempted to score it lower, but ended up here as I could still finish a glass. 16.5/88