Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2015
That this Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2015 can be had for just $18 is ridiculous.
It’s great for consumers, but an indictment perhaps on how undervalued Riesling is. Kudos to the Barry family though – it’s a skill to make cheap wine as good as this.
Sourced from Watervale, which again is impressive to have a subregion in there too.
A few choice stats for those interested: TA 7.4g/l. RS 3.3g/L. pH 2.96.
No surprises about the colour – water clear. Classic Bickfords lime/lemon cordial juiciness too, with a ripeness that nods to the warm vintage, as if the Bickfords has been turned up a notch. It’s still very young, still with plenty of ferment esters on the palate, but the concentrated lime juice and lemon fruit powers on through with absolute intensity. Such intensity for a $18 wine! It seems a little more ripe through the finish this year, but no doubt about the quality – a genuinely delicious white wine at a very impressive price. Drink: 2015-2025. 17.7/20, 92/100
Details: 12.8%, Screwcap, $18, Sample
Would I buy it? Yes. For $18 it’s a no brainer.
Buy online: Jim Barry website