Wednesday, 19 September 2012

O'Leary Walker Watervale Riesling 2012

The last few years I have looked forward to the Riesling release by O'Leary Walker.

A striking feature of the Watervale Riesling is the aromatics. The wet vintage of 2011 provided a great bouquet, and the 2012 version delivered two descriptors for me - fresh and pretty. There are some spring flower type aromas, some minerals and the expected lemon and lime.

Flavours on the palate are well weighted and even serve up some lemon/lime citrus tart action. Good fruit, the minerality which teased the nose popped up here as does a good dose of well balanced acid. Clean and crisp, zippy length which just lasts and lasts. Outstanding value!

A must for when you stock up for these wonderful spring and summer afternoons we are blessed with in Australia.

Who: O'Leary Walker Wines
What: Riesling (12.5% alc)
Where: Watervale, Clare Valley
When: 2012
How: $18

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