Singlefile Estate Riesling 2010 (Porongorup, WA)
$23.95, Screwcap, 11%
After last nights wobbly Shirognier, stepping back into a crisp Riesling such as this feels like a vinous reset button. I’m 99 points on the palate reset.
Anyway, this comes from Singlefile Estate, whom are chiefly based in Denmark (the Western Australian town, not the home of Aqua) though this particular wine comes from the beautiful Porongorups (home of Riesling super-hero Castle Rock).
It carries a flick of sweetness this does, which shows up as a whiff of passionfruit on the nose and some chubby orange fruit on the palate. The rather broad nature of the palate is ultimately unsatisfying, the residual sugar sitting grainy and bluntly on the finish. Still, after the ordinary red of last night this was at least mildly refreshing. I couldn’t finish a glass though. 16/87