Sunday, 29 December 2019

Hart & Hunter Hunter River Riesling 2019


We were heading out for Thai so I grabbed this off the shelf at a local independent retailer in Newcastle. There are only a handful of Riesling producers in the Hunter Valley so I was keen to give this a road test.

Quite a clean style, shift your thinking away from minerally and talc like examples from the Clare Valley.

Green apple, lime juice and lemon grass are the main players. A satisfying type with crowd pleasing appeal which will take the sting out of a sweltering afternoon or equally partner spicy dishes such as Thai as was the case this time in.

Drink now to three years

91/100

Region: Hunter Valley
RRP: $35
Source: Retail

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4 comments:

  1. Are you sure its riesling? Hunter River riesling is generally a synonom for semillon. The famous Lindemans Hunter rieslings of the mid to late 90's are semillon.

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    1. You're right and good point raised. I asked the same question at the time. The wine was housed with other Rieslings and the manager was adamant it was a Riesling. We got talking about other Rieslings in the district - Pokolbin Estate and Comyns & Co (off dry) as examples

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    2. Hi there. Further to your questions, I've been able to clarify that this Riesling is sourced from Pokolbin Estate vineyards.

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  2. It's defenitley Riesling from the Hunter Valley head up to the Cellar Door and check it out super tasty.

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