Monday, April 23, 2012

Kirrihill 2011 Slate Creek Vineyard Riesling

This delightful individual vineyard wine from the Clare Valley ticks all the riesling boxes. It's appealingly aromatic with citrus and spring blossom notes leading to a lean palate that has plenty of classic lime and lemon zest flavours. There is some minerality from the vineyard and a zingy and refreshing acid backbone. With a moderate 12% alcohol, the wine finishes crisp and bone dry. Very clean, very elegant and food friendly, it is still a little coltish but will develop beautifully, as was evidenced by a recent tasting of the stunning 2006. The best news of all, however, is the recommended retail price. Every home should have a few of these on hand. $18. 

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