Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of Zind Humbrecht’s “Roche Granitique” riesling from the warm 2018 vintage. White gold in colour in the glass, this is a savoury expression of riesling with notes of lemon, minerals and some phenolic characters from time on skins. The palate is dry, medium bodied, the acidity is medium (perhaps lower thanContinue reading “Domaine Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Roche Granitique 2018 Wine Review”

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review

This wine review is of a text book riesling from Pewsey Vale, the Eden Valley and the 2020 vintage. A pale lemon colour in the glass, it has aromas of stones, florals and lemon/lime citrus. The palate is dry, with moderate alcohol, ripe fruit and is freshened by high linear acidity. This style of rieslingContinue reading “Pewsey Vale Riesling 2020 Wine Review”

Shaw Riesling Isabella Canberra 2017

From Shaw Vineyard Estate, this is a very precise expression of riesling, a variety that produces excellent wines in the Canberra region.  In the glass, the wine has aromas of stones, lemons, white flowers and smoke.  The palate gives the impression of dryness with a very lemony expression and high, racy acidity.  Drink now andContinue reading “Shaw Riesling Isabella Canberra 2017”

Garden Gully Riesling Grampians 2007

This winery in the Grampians wine region in western Victoria may no longer exist, but their riesling, cellared since purchase on release, is outstanding at 13 years of age. Fully mature and yellow gold in colour, it has undergone the riesling metamorphosis. Its aroma is all bread, butter and stones. The palate is dry, mediumContinue reading “Garden Gully Riesling Grampians 2007”

Shaw Wines Riesling 2019

The Canberra wine region does two grape varieties very well – syrah (at its best, in a northern Rhône style expression) and riesling (at its best, in a dry, tight, high acid, mineral and floral expression). To the European mind, that this combination of varieties might work in the same region is unusual. As anContinue reading “Shaw Wines Riesling 2019”