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Monday 28 March 2011

Karra Yerta Eden Valley Riesling 2010

If it was the reviews of this wine from Messrs Graham and Pringle that brought Karra Yerta to my attention and thus purchase the wine, it was an even more recent review from Chris Plummer that prompted me to pull it out from storage and crack it open.....

From the get-go the aromas on this wine were escaping out of the bottle - before I'd even managed to get any into my glass the floral notes, accentuated by some varietal lime were luring me in.  Supported by a typical minerally edge - think pebbles smoothed by the flow of a river - and some chalkiness adding further interest and edginess to the wine.

In the mouth, more lime, a touch of talc and all checked in balance by some decent acid that has your cheeks puckering up for more.  The wine feels like it will go on forever.  In two senses, for leading reviewer Philip White has given this wine something in the region of a 30 year life-span, but on the more immediate horizon it keeps coming at you...wave after wave.

I had the wine open for two days and it barely shifted.  The only reason it survived this long is I wanted to see how it held up.  Do yourself a favour, acquaint yourself with this wine whilst you can.

Source: Retail
Price: $25
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. Great note Stu. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and very happy to see you joining the chorus of Karra Yerta Riesling lovers! 'Pebbles smoothed by the flow of a river' sums up that part of the wine's character brilliantly. It's almost like I'm drinking it again....

    Chris P

  2. It's a great Riesling. Up there with the best. I bought one of Marie's mini-verticals when I popped down in December and I've the 05, 07, 08 and 09 left. Yumm!