Saturday, 9 May 2015

Wold Blass, Pewsey Vale and Skillogalee

The rizza files

I’m not sure why Riesling isn’t drunk more often instead of sav blanc or pinot gris as generally the variety offer higher quality at a cheaper price point. 

Wolf Blass Gold Label Riesling 2013

Very flinty and not minty
Tastes like orange without porridge
Very long length without much spent
Love this wine would drink it in time

Alcohol: 11.5%
Price: $17
Rated: 89
Drink: Now – 2024

Skillogalee Riesling 2014
A very different beast to the above wine with the Clare Valley being more full on and in your face. There are interest moment of lime skin, orange rind and spring blossom popping their head out at you. The wine is still fragrant but it seems a little more evolved and easy to drink. 

Alcohol: 12.2%
Price: $20
Rated: 90
Drink: Now – 2019

Pewsey Vale Riesling 2014

I like what this producer is trying to do and that is focus of Riesling from a very renowned area. The grapes for this wine were harvested over a three week period and then allowed to ferment in stainless steel tanks before being blended and bottled. The wine smells and tastes like an A typical Riesling with lemon and lime cascading out of the glass with a bit of smashed quartz and talc powder. All these flavours and length of under 20 you say and I would have to agree with you except that I know it will be better with a year or two in the cellar. 

Alcohol: 12.5%
Rated: 91
Drink: 2016 - 2026

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