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Sunday, 2 October 2016

Jim Barry Watervale Riesling 2016

It's quite amazing that a village with a population of less than 250 gives its name to a sub-region that is simply synonymous with Riesling.

Summer in a glass, of sunshine and freshness. This wine simply packs into its $20 form, a punch of lemon sherbert, orange peel and musky aromatics that simply delight.

Sitting on my back deck on a glorious Spring day in Brisbane, this afforded a vision of my Summer ahead. I could feel the sand between my toes, a little salinity hanging in the air, prawns smashed by the dozen.

You could almost forget about how it smells tastes and simply understand that to chill bottles of this, share with loved ones would leave you in a happy place.

Except I feel the need to convey the intense lemon sherbet flavour that cuts and thrusts, drives and refreshes; there's nashi pear (or papples AKA Pear Apples as they are referred round these parts) with an energetic cary towards the finish. 92

Tasted on: Sunday 2nd October
Source: Retail
Price: $20
Alcohol: 12%
Closure: Screwcap

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