Sunday, September 8, 2013

Eden Road 2013 Canberra Riesling

The Canberra region has a reputation for producing standout rieslings with Helm and Clonakilla among the star names but Nick Spencer at Eden Road hits a home run with the sheer drinkability of this wine, made from fruit grown on decomposed granite soils at an altitude of over 630 metres. While the high acid in lots of Clare and Eden Valley rieslings can mean they need time to soften, this is the complete package in its youth with impressive clean, crisp fruit with lime juice and Asian herb notes and a backbone of zingy mineral acidity. There's plenty of liveliness here, oodles of refreshment (my sample bottle is somehow empty) and great value with an RRP of $21.  

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