So again, as earlier in the week, the use of the term 'Dry' Riesling is a bit of a misnomer. It is definitely drier than regular old Riesling but it certainly is not a dry wine. It is more in the 3.0 range on the sweetness scale rather than a normal Riesling would be in the 3.5 to 4.0 range. So, because we are newbies to Dry Riesling we are putting two and two together to say that it is only going to be marginally drier. That is, unless we can be pointed to an example that is more on the dry side. Love to try some others.
In any event, it is a nice wine that we got for a sweet deal, down to $16 from $24. The wine itself lives up to the billing on the label, floral and citrus. We absolutely got both. The citrus is a lemony - grapefruity combination with honey-suckle on the nose and honey on the palate. The citrus on the palate indicates a bit more tartness and dryness but it still has a good amount of residual sugar.
So, as with the Kim Crawford we tried earlier in the week this one has a bit of weight behind it but it not as thick as the NZ wine. There was a long finish and a bit more crispness to the Aussie version which was nice. We had it with Lobster Pasta and the acidity and slight sweetness we a great foil for the richness of the Pasta. Excellent combination.
|Sight (0-5)||Nice golden colour with good body in the swirl.||4.0|
|Smell (0-5)||Lots of Lemon, Orange, and Grapefruit on the nose with hints of honey-suckle.||4.5|
|Taste (0-10)||A little crispness and acidity offsets the sweet tendencies in the wine. Overall a great food wine.||7.5|
|Total:|| 16.0 / 20|
As another example of Dry Riesling we think this does require further examination. It is an interesting wine with an interesting flavour profile.
Keep on drinking!
Chris & Shannon