Wirra Wirra The Lost Watch Adelaide Hills Riesling 2014
I drank a bottle of this largely on my own a few weeks back. It went seriously well with old school honey sesame king prawns on a warm Sydney evening. Big tick.
The appeal here is pretty simple really – detailed, well balanced Riesling, driven by acidity, the fruit in the grapefruit and celery spectrum initially but fanning out to more citrus too. There’s an exacting nature to this which suggests super clean fruit and attentive winemaking and the acidity feels soft and natural.
Enjoyed this greatly. Perhaps not overly complex or ultra-intense, but otherwise hard to fault.
Details: 12.5%, Screwcap, $22
Source: Sample, tasted January ’15
Score: 17.9/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? If I saw this on a winelist I’d buy without hesitation.