Thursday, 24 January 2013

Brash Higgins SM/R Semillon Riesling 2012

A field blend of the two varieties, that is, both are picked together and fermented at the same time. Shows a pea and green bean character, backed up with some lemon and herbal freshness along with a briny, sea breeze character. 

You can take yourself away to McLaren Vale with this wine, enjoying its pleasures, imagining yourself overlooking the Gulf of St Vincent. Simple pleasures can be derived, perhaps just sitting in the car park adjacent the Star of Greece, looking over Port Willunga Beach.

Light on entry, shows neither the razor sharp or lazer like acid of its constituent parts. Instead, it possesses a rather delightful waxy texture and feel. 

It provides the core of the drinking experience and backs it up with a little key lime and fruit salad. Not the greatest of length, but the freshness and texture define it. 91 – Good

Tasted on: Sunday 4th January, a Root Day
Source: Retail, Grand Central Cellars
Price: $37
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://brashhiggins.com

[This post was edited at 17:50 on 25th January 2013 to correct a geographical error in relation to the beach you would be looking at if in the car park adjacent to the Star of Greece]

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