Monday, September 30, 2013

Jacobs Creek 2012 Classic Riesling

After having re-tasted this wine at Savour a couple of weeks ago, I am firmly of the belief that it must be one of Australia's greatest wine bargains of the moment. I spent a week nine months or so ago drinking quite a few bottles of this with friends in Sydney who know very little about wine and do not care one jot what label they are drinking as long as it costs them under $15. This was a lip-smacking success with just about everyone who tried it;  a crisp, fresh, dry and downright delicious wine for enjoying chilled that was chock-a-block full of fresh lemon and lime characters and zingy acid. I tried it as part of a structured tasting at Savour and it was just as thrilling, maybe just a little rounder and more complete. There will be a vintage change over the next few weeks, but I'm assured there are still supplies of this in retail outlets. While the RRP is around $12, I've seen this multiple show award-winner for much, much cheaper. It would be a terrific partner for salt and pepper squid, or flathead and chips, so buy a dozen and use the money you've saved for a bottle of something special. $8-12. 

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