Blue Pyrenees Pyrenees Botrytis Riesling 2010
This won 2013 International Sweet Wine of the Year at the International Sweet Wine Challenge, a lofty title indeed for a wine that can be picked up at the members price of $15.95.
You know what? It’s alright too…
It smells incredibly rich and sweet, falling right over into the toffee end of the spectrum. That’s a little surprising given that its only 204g/L RS, but not unwelcome. Indeed this is quite vibrant, the TA 9.38g/L giving this a freshness often missing in the more typical Riverina Australian stickies.
Arguably its more about sweetness than varietal character, but I didn’t mind this. Concentrated, yet not OTT, which is exactly what you want in a sticky, though without the complexity found in a more fancied Sauternes. Then again, for $15.95 complaints should be low.
Details: 10.7%, Screwcap, $19.95 (Cellar Door)
Tasted: Feb. ’15, Sample
Best drinking: 2015-2020
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d buy a glass after dinner one night. A single glass would be enough.
Buy online: Blue Pyrenees website