Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2011 (Clare/Eden Valley, SA)
I do wonder how we will come to look at these 2011 vintage Eden/Clare whites. In ten years time, will we look back and lament that we didn’t appreciate them as youngsters? Or will we simply treat them with a sense of cautiousness like we do now? I’m picking the latter, particularly given how forward some of these wines look already…
Speaking of, this looks sharply vintage affected. Rather toasty, honeyed and advanced, the palate is briskly acidic and hard, bony even. That nose suggest generosity and an older, richer wine than what the palate delivers. Hard work (sadly).
Drink: Now – 2016+?
Score: 15.5/20 85/100
Would I buy it? No