|Mcguigan Shortlist Riesling
Mcguigan The Shortlist Riesling 2010 (Eden Valley, SA)
11.5%, Screwcap, $29
Interesting to try this next to the 05. It’s a much more generous wine, if still utterly clinical and very dry, with the net result of an ultimately more drinkable wine next to the aged example.
Another dry, neutral and lemony nose here, looking very tight. Palate has that same laser sharpened edges of the 05 but with some welcome juicy lemony flavours to boot. Did I mention the serious acidity? Blinding acidity, hard acidity again. Finish too is very tight and surprisingly short, that acidity also attenuating things.
A ‘flash in the pan’ of a wine perhaps, yet still with attractive elements to it. Unquestionably more drinkable (and perhaps finer) than the 05, if again a particularly pointed wine. Should indeed improve with bottle age too. 17.4/91+