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Monday 12 March 2018

Patina Riesling 2016

As some 2018 Rieslings won't be too far off the market, this 2016 from Patina in Orange is just released. 

Winemaker Gerald Naef is a bit of a self-confessed Riesling nut: "I consider it my mission in life to get people drinking Riesling again, so I have escalated my crusade by making three different styles of Riesling showing off its vibrancy and versatility." A very noble pursuit if you ask me.

Citrus oil and blossom, floral hints - Jasmine, like the onset of Spring. Minerality, a tickle on entry, snap-crackle-pop as it performs its merry dance across the palate. Soft and somewhat generous in nature, there's acidity present - softer, mellowed. 

Perhaps some additional bottle time has allowed for some flesh along the bones. Give it some time and it gives fruit, tropical in nature, something like glacé pineapple. Good length, gentle, giving, look to see it flesh out further with time. 90 

Tasted on: Monday 5th March, a Flower to Leaf day 
Source: Sample
Price: $25
Alcohol: 11.1%
Closure: Screwcap

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