Heaslip Riesling 2010 (Clare Valley, SA)
I’ve got 4 Rieslings open on the bench tonight, with this the cheapest – though not least impressive – of the lot. This comes off the first Riesling crop from an organically farmed, dry grown vineyard in the unofficial ‘Armagh’ Clare Valley sub region.
It’s got a nice Bickfords lime cordial nose too, looking dry and quite perfumed in a typical Clare form. Palate too is generous and ripe, though not without acidity, looking every bit like a proper Clare rizza needing only a fraction more delineation to be really impressive.
A mid weight, biggish style, I like the signs of potential behind it, with only a little more vine age required to make for something rather convincing. For the price though it’s a bargain. 16.5/88