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Thursday 27 October 2011

Majella Riesling 2009

From a region renowned for its Cabernet comes this pale, pretty, delicate Riesling of breadth and mineral-laden depth.

Florals on the nose, some apple blossom aromatics and a faint whiff on some kero.  Entry shows some stony zing! The minerality radiating, providing textural breadth; the finish delicacy again, yet persistently so.  The minerality continues (did I mention the minerality?), showing a quartzy touch that tantalises the tongue and roof of the mouth. There's length, refreshing, fulfilling balanced length.  Bring on the Rizza say I. 

Very happy given that I asked for the Rosé when I originally place the order and this was sent instead.  Good price given the enjoyment factor.  Why is Riesling so undervalued?

Source: Winery
Price: $16-17
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Stu,

    I'm quite keen to grab one of these myself. Partly because I've enjoyed Majella's Cab-Sav and Sparkling Shiraz in the past 6 months and think they're a great winemakers, but also because Riesling - especially some of the drier Clare Valley / Eden Valley ones for my taste - are one our most under-rated varieties here in Australia.

    It's amazing how many under-$20 Rieslings I'd be willing to pay much more for. Earlier this year I got 2 cases of Pikes for about $14-$15 a bottle, which was a steal, so now I've got a bunch stashed away to drink in a couple of years.

    Anyway, keep fighting the good fight!