Saturday, 30 May 2015

Thorn-Clarke Eden Trail Riesling 2014

I sampled this at the Queensland Cricketers' Club Fine Wine Dinner Friday 29 May. Sitting beside me was winemaker Helen McCarthy. To say she loves Riesling is an understatement and her passion for the variety is infectious. She has delivered the goods here.

The fruit comes from the Mt Crawford vineyard. Bone dry, the acid is all natural and no acid was added during winemaking.

Green apple crunch and a citrusy zip deliver great fruit and length. What stood out for me though was the quartz like minerality that forms the backbone. A well balanced wine which just entices another sip.

This was paired with a fillet of John Dory, Jerusalem artichoke, mussels and salted walnuts. A terrific match.

Very good.

Region: Eden Valley
RRP: $26
Source: Sample

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