Artiste South Face Eden Valley Riesling 2014
A slightly sweeter Riesling in the Artiste range, again showing that residual sugar and Eden Riesling doesn’t mix. Not quite oil and water, but yet to taste anything from Eden Valley that is off dry and especially convincing
Light straw. Tangy lemon juicy nose feels cool and coiled – a cold site? The palate is quite generous and sweet fruited in contrast, some base residual sugar softening out the edges. Easy and pleasant, though the sweetness softens this just a bit too much for it to be stunning. Pleasant drink, but would be better as a drier style (methinks).
Details: 12%, Screwcap, $22.95
Tasted: May 2015 (sample)
Best drinking: 2015-2018
Score: 16.5/20, 88/100
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Collective Wine Company (maker of Artiste wines)