Friday, January 17, 2014

Tim Adams 2013 Riesling

Veteran Clare Valley vigneron Tim Adams hits a double bullseye with this. It's not only mind-blowingly enjoyable, it is also a tremendous bargain as it can generally be found for under $20. This is a classic Clare dry riesling but an x-factor. It is aromatic with zingy lime and lemon zest zaniness on the palate and searing natural acidity on the very cleansing palate. Adams reckons this will cellar for a decade or more. I say phooey - it's just too refreshing not to drink it right now. It reminded me of drinking straight from a fresh mountain stream - and it paired brilliantly with pan-fried snappper. Absolutely fabulous - and just 11.5% alcohol. It's almost a health drink! $20.    

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