Monday, 18 January 2021

Hofer Family Wines Aged Release Riesling 2005


Riesling is one of the best value varieties on the shelves. The quality available in Australia is exceptional particularly as it ages well too. For those who have yet to venture into the world of aged Riesling, this is a good starting point.

You won't find many 15-year-old Rieslings for $25. This demonstrates all the expected aged Riesling characteristics well - concentrated lemons and preserved lemons plus the expected scent of kerosene. Golden in the glass, it possesses impressive width but the mid-palate moves on quicker than expected. I was hoping those waxy feels would entertain me that little bit longer. Soft acidity makes for a pleasurable food match, I just wish I had a bouillabaisse within arm's reach.

Drink to 2026+


Region: Fleurieu Peninsula
RRP: $25
Source: Sample

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