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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Flaxman Wines Eden Valley Riesling 2011

I wonder at what point I'll have to stop mentioning that, yes, whilst 2011 was a challenging year across much of Australia, there are some stellar wines out there.  Very much a producer driven vintage.

This example shows bruised apple, apple blossom, hints of lime - typical in many Eden Valley Rieslings - and talcum.  Lime and mineral abound on the palate.  It's very tight on opening, possibly quite challenging to the uninitiated, and complex.  Structure is excellent, with the acid flowing, defining length.  

Give it time and it does open up a little.  The lime releasing itself: intense lime cordial-esque, the powerful old vines showing their class, delivering stony, flinty minerality.  The palate broadens, no mono-dimensional linearity here. The finish shows this electrifying acid line.  Encroyable!  93 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $26.99
Alcohol: 11.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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