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Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Taylor's St Andrews Riesling 2013

Tasted single blind (the identity is known but is hidden when being poured) in a bracket of Rieslings: 3 2013 releases from Taylor's and a 10 year that was included for extra colour - literally


The most 'mute' of the three - took a while to open, slowly, hints of white pepper and a soapy character. By day three it got into its stride a little, florals and lime - well and truly opened up.

The palate the most intense three, a contrast to the aromatics. Strong lime over slatey mineral; a little texture initially, by day 2 possessed a piercing acidic line. 

This is one for the cellar, again by day 3 it was singing: tangy citrus, Bickford's cordial; punchy, bold and intense. Length is sustained, quality fruit on show: with time the finish became more subtle, still glorious in length but more of a fade into the distance. Not sure why it's released now - go 10-15 years in the cellar. 92+

Tasted on: Sunday 27th October, a Leaf Day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 11.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.taylorswines.com.au/

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