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Thursday, 10 January 2013

Alkoomi Frankland River Riesling 2008

Some 360KM South-East of Perth, the Frankland River region is pretty cool in Australian terms, an average January temperature of just under 20 degrees makes it perfect for Riesling.

This example, approaching 5 years of age, shows aromas of preserved lemon, soapy-fresh character, waxy-honey and sherbet.

On the palate, bitter lemon, rind and perth.  It's started its long journey toward complexity, gone are the pure flourishes of youth, still fairly coiled, a generous acidic line providing a map for that development.  The finish shows mineral quality, with hints of spice and toast.  It's an elegant finish, building gradually before gently falling away.  91 - Good  

Tasted on: Wednesday 9th January, a Leaf Day
Source: Gift
Price: $20
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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