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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Grosset Springvale Riesling 2012

Bath salts, kaffir lime, hints of mandarin and blossom - hallmark lemon zing and ting. It had me thinking of Thai cuisine, fresh aromatics - at you.  So fresh.

Generous, open, sharp - acid early on, steely mineral and hints of key lime pie. These flavours race through the palate, carrying a line. Now, unlike previous releases there was more width, more ballgown than pencil-line skirt if i can dabble (likely erroneously) in a ladies fashion analogy.  The line is true, yet also vibrant with a hitherto not normally seen width.

Hints of tropical fruit towards the finish, guava-esque.  Excellent length, a touch soapy at its conclusion.  Fresh, more-ish and likely to give pleasure in the cellar for up to 10 years.  94 - Excellent  

Tasted on: Monday 14th January, a Flower Day
Source: Gift
Price: $37-40 RRP
Alcohol: 12.5%
Closure: Screwcap (of course!)

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