Wine Reviews: Clare Valley Rieslings

Last weekend I had a bit of an urge for Riesling and opted for two very different expressions of the grape. I’ve waxed lyrical in the past about my love for Riesling and its inherent versatility (see my Spotlight Riesling post) and I think the two wines reviewed below perfectly demonstrate it. I took two wines – they were both 100% Riesling, they both came from the same country (Australia) and the same region (South Australia), zone (Mount Lofty Ranges)…

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Spotlight – Riesling

This is one of my favourite grape varieties and luckily for me, for some strange reason - aside from wine critics who adore it - the general public appear to be rather adverse to its charms and as a result it offers terrific value for money.  I say “for some reason” but I know the reason (probably!) and you can blame those popular sweet wines (and I use the term loosely!) of the 1980s: Black Tower, Blue Nun, Liebfraumilsch….need…

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Wine Review – Domäne Wachau Classic Riesling Federspiel 2016

From the same producer as my recent LIDL find, I've included this wine despite it not readily being available on the UK High Street as I wanted to show there is far more to Austria than their signature variety Grüner Veltliner. This elegant Riesling is a great example of the range of wine the country can offer. There is a lovely balance to this Riesling: limpid lemon in appearance, the nose betrays attractive aromas of peach, lime, crab apple…

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