The long term forecast for South Australia, from the weather bureau, indicates that we will reach temperatures similar to 07 and 08. In those years we experienced extremely hot period with over two weeks of 40 degree plus temperatures in a row. The wines from these years were fruit forward with many lacking structure. Some 08 wines look spectacular if they were picked before the heat. It just depends when the heat comes. We will wait and see how this year’s vintage turns out but in the meantime stock up on this wine.
Leo Buring Clare Valley Riesling 2012
This wine comes in two parts. Firstly the entry which is light in weight but has nice intense flavours of lemon and lime cordial mixed with talc powder, dried flowers and creamy high end soup. The second party hits on the mid-palate where there is a textural element. In the end the wine finishes dry and crisp which is perfect for a summer like we are expected to have.
Drink: Now - 2018