Thursday, 6 September 2012

Leo Buring Leonay Riesling 2012

Pale golden appearance, this is a very aromatic Riesling from the Eden Valley sub-region of Watervale. A lovely perfume opens up which is coated with fresh lemons. There's something about Watervale Riesling which just hits the spot, and the more I have them, the more I'm drawn to them.

Flavours are clean and crisp. Green apples are abundant. I thought there was a slight sweetness first up but this disintegrated quickly. Typical citrus characters bounce around closing with a lemony zip. There is a fine cleansing acid finish - a talc like feel.

An impressive Riesling, and although some may baulk at the price ($40), the pennies outlaid will pay you back handsomely.

Perfect for drinking now and will reward cellaring easily to the long term.

Track it down - widely available through independent and chain retailers.

Who: Leo Buring
What: Riesling (12% alc)
Where: Watervale
When: 2012
How: $40

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