Tim Smith Eden Valley Riesling 2012 (Eden Valley, SA)
11.5%, Screwcap, $25
If this was any more backwards it would be grapes. I kept that in mind when tasting, yet still it was a hard slog to coax out the goodies.
A very withdrawn sort of wine this one with some nice bath salts, grapefruit and green melon florals, over a very lean, grapefruit dominated palate. It is a very pretty sort of wine, but feels only just ripe and quite short. This will get much better with bottle age, no doubt, but for now just looks underpowered. Pleasant though.
Score: 16.8/20 89/100+
Would I buy it? No.
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