Patina Scandalous Riesling 2012

The name “Scandalous” suggests that this is not a serious wine, much to my mind as might a picture of a rabbit.  I wonder whether serious wine consumers might overlook it thinking it a “commercial wine”, while the less serious probably aren’t after riesling anyway.  Which is something of a pity, since the wine deserves to be taken a bit seriously.

It has clean and youthful aromatics of lemon, lime and lightly candied oranges, and orange peel.  Its palate has high acid, medium length, and is off dry to medium dry with 38g/l of residual sugar, but finishes dry due to its excellent acid profile.  Bright, fresh and lively flavours of oranges, lemons and limes round out the palate.  Overall, I think this is a good wine on the grounds of the purity of its fruit expression, and the balance achieved between its sugar levels and high acidity.  A new label is in order for this quite interesting riesling.  Good

Abv: 11.9%
Price: $22
Source: sample
Vendors: Check
Tasted: 2013
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