Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling 2017

Robert Stein makes this riesling in Mudgee, not a riesling hotbed. It works regardless. In the glass, there are aromas of musk, florals and stone. The palate is off dry and the residual sugar is tempered by high and fined boned acidity. Quite linear in impression, this is a balanced and enjoyable riesling with midContinue reading “Robert Stein Half Dry Riesling 2017”

Yalumba Y Series Whites 2017

I recently tasted through Yalumba’s new 2017 vintage of “Y Series” whites. All the wines are $15 and all five wines from different single varieties. As a group, these wines evidence the new modern Australian style – lower alcohol, more medium than full bodied and no discernible oak influence. The sauvignon blanc for example weighsContinue reading “Yalumba Y Series Whites 2017”

Robert Stein Riesling 2017

I’ve tasted a few of these Robert Stein rieslings, and they are all very good. It seems to be an exception, as riesling is probably not what I would look for from a Mudgee wine. There are austere aromatics of lemon and stone. The palate has high acidity, is resolutely dry, and has a lemon,Continue reading “Robert Stein Riesling 2017”

JJ Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007

JJ Prum is one of Mosel’s leading wineries and there’s a little bit of anticipation in opening one of this producer’s bottles.  This particular wine was sourced at auction, and presented as quite developed.  A yellow gold in colour, it opens to aromas that remind of lemon and has a lactic overlay.  The palate isContinue reading “JJ Prüm Bernkasteler Badstube Kabinett 2007”

Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2016

This is an excellent riesling from Mitchell Wines in the Clare Valley.  Lemon and lime aromatics give way to a dry, medium bodied palate with refreshing, linear and deliciously minerally acidity.  Substantial length on the finish completes the picture.  Yes.  The vines were planted in 1960, are not irrigated and tended organically.  (Alc: 13%, Region:Continue reading “Mitchell Watervale Riesling 2016”

McNicol Clare Valley Riesling 2008

I find myself increasingly biased in favour of riesling, as I don’t recall the last time I had a poor one, many seem to age and improve effortlessly and the Australian paradigms are very keenly priced for the quality in the bottle. This is an interesting riesling from Mitchell Wines in the Clare Valley (noContinue reading “McNicol Clare Valley Riesling 2008”