Thursday, 14 September 2017

d'Arenberg The Dry Dam Riesling 2017


I saw a different perspective on this wine a couple of years ago when sharing lunch with winemaker Chester Osborn, his supercharged media gun Tash Stoodley and a range of other media folk. Chester pulled out a couple of aged Rieslings to prove that this label can mix it with some of the best in the business. There's room for growth with this wine too.

Zippy with plenty of citrusy goodness, it's clean and crisp bring plenty of easy drinking appeal. A minerally undertow wades through unassumingly and a whiff similar to bath salts grows with time in the glass. There's not a lot of depth nor complexity, but sometimes the simple things can often be the best. A good drink to cool your heels.

Drink now but I'd be keen to see where age takes this.

88/100

Region: McLaren Vale/Adelaide Hills
RRP: $18
Source: Sample
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