Friday, November 20, 2015

Shadowfax 2015 Riesling

There are at least half a dozen wine regions of Australia where you'd look for quality riesling before Geelong; the Clare and Eden valleys, the Great Southern, Canberra and Tasmania among them. But winemaker Matt Harrop has come up trumps with this wine; a riesling that features hand-picked fruit from Sutherlands Creek that ticks all the varietal boxes. It is fragrant and fresh, with intense lime/grapefruit flavours on the palate, and it finishes long and very dry with some attractive green apple crispness. A delightful wine for summer enjoyment, with or without food (although it would pair brilliantly with shellfish). Our bottle was empty inexplicably quickly. $26.  

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