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Saturday, 26 August 2017

McNicol Riesling 2009

Beautiful Clare Riesling where the winemaker has done the work of cellaring for you. 

Clearly a Riesling with a bit of age on it, has a whiff of kero/ gun oil with the unmistakable citrus tinges of preserved lemons. 

With 8 years there's still a freshness and the palate has a delightful textural width and weight to it. There's a kumquat and lime marmalade tang about things, a gentle twist of spice and a generosity that gives hints to  the years ahead. 

That an 8yo wine can be procured, ex-winery says much for how under-appreciated the variety is. 92 

Tasted on: Wednesday 23rd August, a Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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