Showing posts with label Riesling. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Riesling. Show all posts

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Pikes Olga Emmie Riesling 2023


I've had the opportunity to taste a handful of off-dry Rieslings of late, and this Pikes Olga Emmie is the best of them. On first inspection, my mind rushes to my childhood with Whizz Fizz lemon sherbet and Pine Lime Splice cutting loose. Yum!

Saturday 25 November 2023

Tenafeate Creek Riesling 2023


A serving of hot chips or some battered fish (or both) is the order of the day to help this Riesling along on its way.

Friday 17 November 2023

Pikes The Merle Reserve Riesling 2023


The Clare Valley Riesling highlights just keep coming. This Pikes The Merle Reserve 2023 is brilliant! It possesses a tang that just grabs you and holds you to ransom. Come at me!

Hutton Vale Off Dry Riesling 2023


An off-dry Riesling from Hutton Vale Farm ready to take the sting out of your curry night.

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Monday 13 November 2023

Limefinger Solace Polish Hill River Riesling 2023


Just when you think the 2023 Clare Valley Rieslings can't get any better, along comes the Limefinger Solace. Woah! This is Riesling at its absolute peak. Purity, class, all that. Just wow.

Limefinger Learnings Watervale Riesling 2023


Riesling lovers rejoice! Sound the alarm because the 2023 Clare Valley vintage is where the party is at. This Learnings Watervale from Limefinger is brilliant!

Saturday 11 November 2023

Pikes Traditionale Riesling 2023


A label not foreign to lovers of quality Riesling, this Pikes Traditionale 2023 release keeps the status quo with the quality as high as ever. Brilliant value, this is a riot of lemons and limes. No one loses with this in the glass.

Thursday 9 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Riesling 2023


Another great Clare Riesling to add to your black book, you can find this around the traps for under 20 bucks. At that price, you have quite the bargain on your hands.

Sunday 5 November 2023

Vickery Watervale Reserve Riesling 2020


Already developing some aged characteristics, a bit earlier than expected to be honest, this is a Riesling that will live long. With the name Vickery on the label, longevity comes as no surprise.

Monday 30 October 2023

Castle Rock Estate A and W Riesling 2023


The four Castle Rock Estate Riesling releases are all different beasts. If you like your Riesling with a bit more drive and intensity, this one is for you.

Castle Rock Estate Diletti Riesling 2022


An excellent Riesling from Castle Rock Estate, it sees barrel fermentation and lees contact to build veneers of interest. There's some depth too, yet it maintains its vibrant persona. Yes!

Castle Rock Estate Porongurup Riesling 2023


This is great! The focus, the tension, it's a very tidy Riesling from Castle Rock Estate.

Castle Rock Estate Skywalk Riesling 2023


Not as expressive as years gone by, but it's still a very good Riesling.

Saturday 28 October 2023

Mayfield Vineyard Backyard Riesling 2023


Winemaker Charles Simons has upped his game with the Sauvignon Blanc and this Riesling in 2023. Passionate about his work, his vision for the vineyard is exciting. This Riesling is made in the German style he tells me. It's smart gear.

Wednesday 25 October 2023

Lyons Will Estate Riesling 2023


A sheer delight! What a beauty! From the Macedon Ranges comes this super expression of Riesling. Jump on board with Lyons Will - they're not doing much wrong.

Monday 23 October 2023

Rikard Black Label Riesling 2022


Will Rikard-Bell hangs his hat on Riesling. With a knack for building texture, he has delivered a superb wine based on German and Austrian styles.

Rikard Riesling 2022


Classy Riesling. Bone dry, it's a very tasty drink calling out for some time in the pool or by the beach.

Sunday 15 October 2023

Colmar Estate Reserve Block 5 Riesling 2022


Like the Block 6, this is coiled and tightly knit. A Riesling with electricity and drive, this is simply excellent. It's one of those wines that brings the reaction, "Oh, wow!"

Colmar Estate Block 6 Riesling 2021


Still tight with restrained power, this Block 6 Riesling from Colmar Estate will open up wonderfully with age.