Monday, June 7, 2010

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2005

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, but my entire immediate family from Canada is over visiting at the moment. We're currently renting a holiday home in Bournemouth, and have at least had 2 days of good weather, although that's come to an abrupt end.

I finally found a couple of decent wine shops. They are both independent sorts, and have a good range of wines. They are a bit overpriced, but that's no surprise considering the lack of competition.

The weather being warm I'm still drinking mostly whites, and was suffering from Riesling withdrawal. The Jacobs Creek Riesling I picked up from the local Tesco Express wasn't going to cut it. I saw this Wolf Blass wine at one of the previously mentioned shops, and decided to give it a try. It's made from fruit sourced from both the Clare and Eden valleys, and had some good bottle age. At £12.99 it seemed reasonable.

It's a nice wine - a predictable (in a good way) mix of lime and petrol flavours, with a good backbone of acidity. It also has a nice fatness to it. A result.

Gold Label Riesling 2005
Clare/Eden Valley, Australia

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